- Khaled Sabawi, Founder & CEO
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.
Golden Globe & British Academy Award Winning Producer, CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures
Former USCs School of Cinematic Arts Screenwriting Professor & Writer of Golden Globe Nominated Films
Founder & CEO of HomeStars, one of Canada's fastest growing tech companies
Writers Guild Award winner and Sundance Labs Creative Adviser
Partner and Head of the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans LLP
Executive Producer of a major network series
Peabody Award-Winning Filmmaker
Digital entrepreneur / co-founded Banyan Branch (acquired by Deloitte)
Senior Director, Infrastructure Engineering at Wealthsimple
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.
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.
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