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'We want to tell your story.'

- Khaled Sabawi, Founder & CEO

Our Inspiration

Our goal at Open Screenplay is to make the exclusive world of screenwriting inclusive. For so many aspiring and talented screenwriters, there are no next steps once their screenplay is written simply because they don’t know the right people. Open Screenplay was founded on the belief that quality should matter more than connections, and the world we see depicted in television and film should be as diverse and amazing as the world we live in.

At Open Screenplay, we believe your life experiences can make you a powerful storyteller, especially in collaboration with other writers around the world. Our cutting-edge platform breaks down story structure and makes it easier to write compelling stories and screenplays. To further democratize storytelling, we’ve made Open Screenplay free, so everyone can join.

We believe we’re better together, which is why we’ve created the first online collaborative community for screenwriters. We also appreciate that writing is personal. So, Open Screenplay lets you decide how much you collaborate. If your screenplay is private, you’re in complete control. If your screenplay is public, everyone gets to vote, so you have real world insights into how people are responding and engaging with your screenplay.

Let’s create, write and produce amazing stories together because the world deserves entertainment that speaks to all of us. Welcome to Open Screenplay.

Advisory Board

Sandy Climan

Strategic Advisor

Golden Globe & British Academy Award Winning Producer, CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures

Richard Kletter

Former USCs School of Cinematic Arts Screenwriting Professor & Writer of Golden Globe Nominated Films

Nancy Peterson

Founder & CEO of HomeStars, one of Canada's fastest growing tech companies

Andy Wolk

Writers Guild Award winner and Sundance Labs Creative Adviser

David Zitzerman

Partner and Head of the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans LLP

Sir Mark V. Vlasic, KHS

Executive Producer of a major network series

Julia Bacha

Peabody Award-Winning Filmmaker

Dave Hanley

Digital entrepreneur / co-founded Banyan Branch (acquired by Deloitte)

Luis Saffie

Senior Director, Infrastructure Engineering at Wealthsimple

Who we are

Open Screenplay is backed by a team of world-class experts in the fields of technology, screenwriting and entertainment. Our Advisory Board includes award-winning and Golden Globe nominated producers and writers from Hollywood and recognized leaders in the start-up and technology community.

Our talented team of award-winning executives have decades of professional experience and have successfully grown start-ups to sustainable profitability.

Our Team

Toronto
Gaza

Toronto and Gaza? Yup, you read that right. With our leadership team in Toronto and our developers in Gaza, Open Screenplay doesn’t just talk about diversity, we live it.

Toronto

Khaled Sabawi

Oversees everything.

Rokham Fard

Oversees digital marketing.

Jason Bash

Oversees all content.

Alison Simpson

Oversees brand development and PR.

Melissa Morgan

Lead UX/UI Designer

Gaza

Ibrahim Muhaisen

Lead Developer

Muhammed Mushtaha

Full-Stack Developer

Alaa Khattab

Full-Stack Developer

Yasmeen Mahmoud

QA Developer

Ibraheem S. Ali

Full-Stack Developer

Akram Abu Khousa

Full-stack developer