ScreenJSON turns screenplays into analyzable data.¶
ScreenJSON is a data model and object notation/interchange standard for film and TV screenplays. It provides a way to securely store and analyze scripts as structured semantic documents, which can then be easily exchanged between programs/systems.
A ScreenJSON document is designed for use after a screenplay has been authored, although there is no reason not to use it during the authoring period. A typical scenario would be export the document in a data format and load it into a analysis system.
It is offered freely for anyone to use or adapt under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
What It Isn’t¶
ScreenJSON is not a format for specifying the visual presentation of a screenplay in an authoring program. It is designed as a way to structure the data of the document for post-authoring storage and analysis, and is not concerned with how it appears in a UI (e.g. font weight, page numbering etc).
An example situation might be where 1000 screenplay PDFs are imported into a NoSQL database (e.g. Elasticsearch) as JSON for bulk queries or analytics.
What You Can Do With It¶
- As a standalone JSON File (disk, HTTP)
- An interchange format for exporting to a PDF hard copy
- Storage in a NoSQL Database
- Importing into a Production ERP/MRP system
- Loading into different programming languages
- Generating translation assets (subtitles, crew scripts)
- Analyzing semantic content
- General archiving
- Encrypted viewing on an iPad app
- Generating breakdown docs (Excel/CSV)
- Usage on web platforms (Isomorphic Node)
- Running NLP aalysis/predictive datasets