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Koobrik CEO Orlando Wood on using AI to database Hollywood scripts

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Film tech startup Koobrik believes AI can make it easier for Hollywood executives to find hidden gems buried under the never-ending pile of script submissions, its CEO Orlando Wood tells Axios.

Why it matters: Koobrik was one of the 13 companies in the inaugural cohort for Warner Bros. Discovery and Acme Innovation's "Collider On The Lot" accelerator program.

How it works: The company uses AI to plug scripts into a database that allows producers, studios and talent agents to more easily pull out key information.

  • Koobrik's "smart storage" technology lets users sort through intricate, actor-specific data, such as nationality and skills, needed for a role.

The big picture: The streaming-led content explosion over the last few years has piled higher stacks of scripts on the desks of agents and producers.

  • "Agents, producers and executives only really manage to get around to reading about 20% of the scripts that come across their desk," Wood says. "Most of their time is spent trying to triage those scripts to figure out what they are going to produce next."

What's next: Koobrik has been seed-funded so far, and Wood expects it to raise again "in probably about a year."

  • "At the moment, we have a good runway to develop and iterate."
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