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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Proclaims December 29th Scripped.com Day


SAN FRANCISCO, December 20, 2010 –
Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, signed a proclamation declaring December 29th 2010 Scripped.com day in the city of San Francisco. Scripped.com is the largest online community of screenwriters on the Internet, and provides Web-based screenwriting software to nearly 100,000 aspiring screenwriters.

Scripped.com is headquartered in San Francisco, and works out of i/o Ventures, a startup incubator located in San Francisco’s Mission District.

“We cannot express how humbled and honored we are at Mayor Newsom’s proclamation, especially given that we are an early stage startup,” said Sunil Rajaraman, Founder and CEO of Scripped. “Mayor Newsom and the City of San Francisco recognize the growing number of filmmakers and entertainment startups in the city, and the intent of the proclamation is to shine a light on the fast-growing entertainment industry in San Francisco.”

“There is a rising tide of entertainment startups in the Bay Area, and we are excited that they are establishing San Francisco as their base of operations. We wish Scripped.com, and other San Francisco-based entertainment startups continued success,” said Jason Elliott, Policy Advisor for Mayor Newsom.

“The City of San Francisco is the preeminent hub for the intersection of media and technology, and our work space at i/o Ventures is home to numerous entertainment technology companies. We are very pleased to enjoy a strong relationship with the Mayor's office to support entrepreneurship and job creation," said Ashwin Navin, a Partner at the firm. "We wish Scripped.com and all of the world-changing entertainment startups in our City continued success in 2011.”

Scripped.com will be hosting an event at i/o Ventures on December 29th to celebrate the proclamation. San Francisco filmmakers, and media entrepreneurs are invited to the event. i/o ventures is located at 780 Valencia in San Francisco. The event takes place from 5pm to 7pm; To RSVP for the event, please use the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1118849509.

About Scripped

Founded in 2008, Scripped’s goal is to make screenwriting accessible to writers of all levels and provide the tools and community writers need to bring their ideas from inception to completion. Scripped aims to encourage and support the needs of all scripted content writers.

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.

Since its launch in January 2008, Scripped Writer has amassed a user-base of nearly 100,000 writers from all 50 states and more than 50 countries and adds a new screenwriter to its userbase every 20 minutes. In March of 2010, Scripped merged with Zhura.com doubling its userbase. To try Scripped Writer, http://www.scripped.com. For additional corporate info and biographical information on the management team, please email us directly at contact@scripped.com.

About I/O Ventures

i/o ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses heavily on its mentorship from world-class entrepreneurs. i/o also offers a collaborative work space in San Francisco's Mission District exclusively for start-up companies in the Mission District. i/o’s partners and mentors have started and ran some of the top internet companies. Ashwin Navin (co-founder and former President of Bit Torrent), Paul Bragiel (co-founder and CEO of Lefora), Aber Whitcomb (co-founder and former CTO of Myspace) and Jim Young (co-founder of Hotornot.com) are i/o’s principles. More information is available at www.ventures.io

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