SoCreate, a new screenwriting site based in San Luis Obispo, CA, with a website addy that kind of implies it’s in Italy, is “working on a new way for people of all ages to transform their amazing stories into scripts.”
We aren’t clear on what this new way is because the site itself doesn’t say much more than that…oh, and also “We’re Hiring!” which is something we always like to read or hear, but theannouncement below definitely has gotten our attention.
What do screenwriters really need to succeed? Talent, of course. Perseverance, yes. Connections, you betcha. But there’s that other big thing – you know, the luxury of time to write? We know so many of you are working more than one job to make ends meet, writing during odd hours, and struggling to balance it all. Wouldn’t it be great if you just had more time?
Well, we’re here for you screenwriters, and to prove it, we’re putting our money where our mouth is. SoCreate wants to pay the bills for one deserving screenwriter, so she or he can focus on writing FOR THREE MONTHS. YES! For 90 days, we’ll pay your rent, car payment, utilities, grocery bills and more (up to $3,000 per month) so that you can focus on screenwriting! Put one of your many jobs on hold for a bit. Or heck, quit that second job! For at least 3 months, you may not need it.
There’s more, of course, including some caveats, but all in all we find the energy and good intentions quite appealing. And the video below is kind of fun too.
As usual, we aren’t recommending this opportunity, just letting you know it’s out there. If you get in touch with SoCreate, please let us know how it goes.