I launched the web site for Trigger Street Labs (formerly Triggerstreet.com) in 2002. It was created by my business partner, Dana Brunetti, as an online community for emerging screenwriters and short film directors. The site immediately took off with thousands of users uploading their films and screenplays (50,000 registrations in its first month, to be exact!), reviewing work created by their peers, and participating in online competitions and short film festivals. As it turns out we were creating one of the first social networking sites – although we didn’t know it at the time.
Trigger Street Labs encourages aspiring filmmakers to submit screenplays for a chance to have their ideas developed further. I was attracted to this idea, because a lot of the work that started my own career was material from first-time writers, first-time directors, or first-time playwrights. If it hadn’t been for that talent, I wouldn't have a career, so, in my opinion, if even one of the participants gets a break then the project has been successful. These are definitely ideas worth investing in.
Please visit www.labs.triggerstreet.com for more information.