To all you enthusiasts of online screenwriting communities – here’s another one for you.
Raoul Tawadey recently emailed me about the launch of his new site, Circalit.com.
I have been working with some fellow screenwriters to setup a website called Circalit, which allows writers to upload their screenplays in a safe and secure manner, and to build up support for their screenplay within the industry. Circalit is the first dedicated social networking site for screenwriters. Though a few other sites allow users to read and discuss their screenplays, Circalit is the first to incorporate the next generation of social networking features, a comprehensive review and ratings system that allows you to break down your feedback into different categories and ability to selectively control who you share your screenplay with. Circalit is the only site that truly allows screenwriters to take control over the way their screenplays are marketed and distributed. The site is simple, intuitive and tailored specifically for writers.
He thinks this site has the ability to revolutionize the way screenplays are sold. I like the notion of a FaceBook for screenwriters, but I’m wondering what practical impact that will have on writers really getting exposure for their work. I guess we’ll see.
To be honest, I haven’t been a fan of this type of business model and so I’m not really familiar with the ins and outs of screenwriter social networking. I was emailed by another screenwriter social networking site this week and I’ll check them both out and let you know my thoughts.
Good luck, Circalit!