Triggerstreet.com offers the general public free admission to their short film and screenplay forum site, that is, an opportunity to submit their short films and screenplays for review and comment. The site has a Hall of Justice to handle complaints about reviews, screenplays, and film (but for the latter two, excluding content issues), and message boards for discussions among members. Because it is open to the general public, the level of knowledge about movies, screen writing and film-making is not very high, therefore, feedback comments tend toward the general in constructiveness, and can be totally worthless at times. Message board discussions also demonstrate how this site has lured in people who dream of fame and fortune as screenwriters or filmmakers but who know little about the craft, or even the basics of narrative structure. ScriptShark now picks the top screenplay of the month from the top three voted by the membership. There are contests for short films, and the site supports films with arrangements with various film festivals to show winners' films. It's a great site for trolling, a great site to just have fun, but I have often wondered, because of the general public aspect, just how effective it is in finding fresh real talent and scripts to produce. There may be fresh talent hidden in the general public but just from some of the mediocre reviews I've read on the site, I wonder if this site is where it would want to be. Although their customer service skills in dealing with membership are somewhat lacking, they make it easy to participate at the site in whatever way a member chooses. For more serious writers or filmmakers, have fun at Triggerstreet.com, but don't expect too much. Perhaps in the future, this site will have found a way to upgrade their offerings to provide a more worthwhile experience for experienced writers and filmmakers rather than the general public, and also perhaps offer an online mentoring opportunity for especially promising members. A solid beginning for Trigger Street Productions' presence online.
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