A system and method are proposed to help authors in writing an online screenplay or script. The tool allows the author to create a script with named characters and locations. The tool also automates the technical work of assigning the characters phone numbers/instant message handles. The tool allows the author to write lines in a format that combines screenplay and subtitles that are timestamped. The timestamp could be relative to the beginning of a scene or to the beginning of the entire play, and the messages with the dialog would be automatically delivered using the instant message handles according to the timestamped order. The system and method makes theatrical plays accessible to mobile users and provides an enhanced experience.
Frazier, Lauren, "REAL TIME ONLINE SCREENPLAYS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 07, 2016)