Scriptango is a revolutionary tool for screenwriters that analyzes movie and TV scripts and generates a comprehensive visual chart report. Observe the chart, spot flaws and their cause, and rewrite efficiently.
"What a clever tool you've come up with. Certainly very useful in checking/tracking the tempo and helpful in identifying potential problems. I'll likely be trying this again with other screenplays. Thank you." -- Andy Davie
We are a group of screenwriters and programmers who offer a new experience to screenwriting. We believe a visual representation of a screenplay can help screenwriters understand their story and its flaws better, and improve it easily and efficiently.
We help screenwriters do a better job, by showing them instead of telling. Our smart software analyzes their PDF screenplay and generates a chart, which shows page-by-page the various levels of the activities, conflict, transitions, formatting and tempo. It's the perfect reflection and validation tool!
Submit your screenplay in PDF format using the form below, and you'll receive your visual report within hours!
* we will not to send your screenplay to anyone else.
** we accept movie and TV scripts over 50 pages only.
The purpose of the report is to make screenwriters understand their screenplay better, and make their next rewrite sessions as effective as possible. "One picture is worth a thousand words" fits perfectly here. Visual translates better, so it's easier to get a comprehensive overview and spot flaws purely by observation. We don't offer "right" vs. "wrong" evaluation, since this is subjective, but rather an opportunity to reflect on the work through a different lenses.What does the visual report contain?
The report contains a detailed visual Heatmap chart that summarizes and visualizes, page-by-page, the following key elements of the screenplay:
Activities - The level of physical operations performed by the characters, which evaluates different types of "high" to "low" level activities.
Conflict - The level of negative interaction between characters (not internal), which analyzes their sentiments and emotions through their dialogue.
Transitions - The level of diversity in time and space, which mainly occurs in transitions between scenes, but also within the scenes themselves.
Formatting - The level of "keeping the writing guidelines", which examines the lengths of and relations between scenes, dialogue and descriptions.
Tempo - The level of changes that ultimately drives the story forward, which compiles together the results of the four previous elements.
The numbers at the bottom of the chart (x-axis) represent the pages of the screenplay. At the left side of the chart (y-axis) appear the key elements: action, conflict, transitions, formatting and tempo. Each colored cell inside the chart represents a level from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), between a certain page and a key element. For example, the tempo level on page 12 is 4. This is called a "Heatmap". The higher the level, the "warmer" the color (shades of red).How to rewrite effectively based on the visual report?
High levels ("warmer" colors) do not necessarily mean the result is "good" or "right". Some screenwriters, for example, would prefer a low tempo sequence. The screenwriter must validate the results with his/her expectations, and if they don't meet, he/she needs to rewrite accordingly. By looking at the chart, the screenwriter can easily spot "flat areas", lack of diversity, or parts with different results than expected. Those are the sections that should be rewritten.How can the chart be generated by a computer?
Our engineers are experts in the Computer Science field called NLP (Natural Language Processing), which studies the ability of a program to analyze and understand human language (spoken or written). And what is a screenplay? It’s text with a certain structure, rules and purpose. For example, to measure Conflict we auto-analyze the characters' sentiments, mood and emotions. A computer can often extract more valuable data than the human brain.What are the requirements for submission?
Your script must be over 50 pages, or else it results ineffective chart. Also, it must meet industry formatting standards, be in English, and in PDF format.What about privacy and security?
We will not send your screenplay to anyone else, nor use it for purposes other than processing it with our software. Our website is extremely secure for submissions, and guarded by McAfee and Comodo SSL.Why is the price of the visual report report so low?
We charge a low price for the report because it's an automated process. No humans are reading the screenplays, it's all done by a computer. True, we've spent a lot of time and money developing this software, but we want it to be affordable for everyone. First-timers can even try the report for free!Is there a money-back/refund policy?
Yes! Our policy is money-back-guarantee-no-questions-asked. For whatever reason you can ask for your money back within 7 days, and you will get it.