Only three months after officially launching, Open Screenplay was selected to join the highly respected IDEABOOST Network Connect program, a competitive initiative comprised of over 70 of Canada’s leading tech entrepreneurs working in sports, media and entertainment.
Backed by the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and CFC’s Media Lab, IDEABOOST is Canada’s only digital entertainment and media business accelerator. Their mission is to provide resources and experiences that build the ecosystem of media and technology start-ups in Canada. IDEABOOST is supported by an elite group of partners including Corus, RBC, Shaftesbury, KPMG, Goodmans and Jumpwire to name a few.
As a member, Open Screenplay also now qualifies for other IDEABOOST opportunities, including investment capital and acceleration; support funds from IDEABOOST Unleashed, which raises the profiles of Canadian tech companies internationally, and IDEABOOST’s Commercialization Labs initiatives.
“The recognition by CFC to join their respected IDEABOOST Network Connect program is a gratifying endorsement of both our vision and the early traction Open Screenplay has achieved since launching in January. Our mission to create a global community of screenwriters on our patent pending platform - and help democratize Hollywood – is a powerful fit with IDEABOOST’s mission to help accelerate the growth of early stage companies who are reshaping the media and entertainment landscape. We are thrilled and honoured to be members of IDEABOOST.” – Khaled Sabawi, Founder & CEO
Open Screenplay, a free, first-of-its-kind online platform for screenwriters, was founded to provide access to writers struggling to break into the business by helping them create better stories through the platform’s proven story-writing process and tools. Open Screenplay is creating a global community, where members have the option to collaborate with writers around the world.