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Winning Submission will be Produced by Diggnation Co-Host Alex Albrecht logoLOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scripped, the leading provider of Web-based screenwriting software and content development services based in Los Angeles, today announced a new crowdsourced scriptwriting contest which runs from September 1 through September 30th. Scripped is seeking the next great SciFi Thriller and will be accepting screenplays via a crowdsourcing collaboration using Scripped’s online screenwriting application to source content.

Alex Albrecht of Diggnation is a judge for the contest and is expected to produce the winning screenplay as a film, giving the writer or writing team significant exposure.

“I’m so excited to be ‘crowdsourcing’ a screenplay from Scripped to direct, and totally excited to play a major part in an innovative concept,” said Albrecht.

“We are thrilled that the crowdsourced model for finding quality screenplays is beginning to take off,” said Sunil Rajaraman, CEO, Scripped. “Alex’s talent and reach speak for themselves and the fact that he is willing to consider turning the winning script from one of our users into a production says volumes about the future of user generated content in the film industry.”

Details for the contest can be found at and

Alex Albrecht is an Internet content and site creator based in Los Angeles. He created and hosts one of the most popular weekly web shows, Diggnation, produced by Revision3. Alex is also a founding member of the production company Team Awesome, LLC, that produces and owns the “Totally Rad Show,” which Alex also co-hosts. In mid-2008 Alex founded the popular World of Warcraft website Project Lore ( and currently hosts its daily web show. He was also recently a guest on NBC's new late night show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Scripped is a free Web-based application for screenwriters to write movies, documentaries, and short films. Scripped provides the ability for writers to register to protect their works and receive feedback from a coverage provider. Scripped also offers a content search service to make it easy for producers to find and evaluate original content.

The company has registered its 25,000th screenwriter for Scripped’s online screenwriting application, more than tripling its customer based in less than a year. Since the company’s debut in January 2008, these writers have written more than 40 million words for every conceivable type of script from movies to television to short form video and even corporate video content. The company is adding an average of 1,500 new writers a month, a 50 percent increase since last fall, largely through positive buzz through the screenwriting community and social media outlets

About Scripped

Scripped Inc. promotes the art of screenwriting by providing Scripped Writer, the first completely free web-based screenwriting software for writers. Scripped Writer is an innovative text editor that functions like a standard word processor but automatically formats and catalogs each screenplay element according to industry standards. To try Scripped Writer, visit For additional corporate info and biographical information on the management team, please email us directly at


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