This New Artificial Intelligence Script-Reading Program Could Find Your Next Oscar Role

5:00 AM PST 2/17/2016 by Tatiana Siegel Tatiana Siegel UTA veteran Scott Foster teamed with techie Brian Austin to create ScriptHop, which analyzes volumes of screenplays to determine Oscar bait, minority characters or that all-important screen time. A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. During his 12 years in UTA’s story department, Scott Foster estimates he read about 5,500 screenplays. “Even if it was the worst script ever, I had to read it cover to cover,” he says. So when Foster left the agency in 2013, he teamed with Portland, Ore.-based techie Brian Austin to create ScriptHop, an artificial intelligence system that manages the volume of screenplays that every agency and studio…


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