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Storywise: Story Tools For Writing The TV Pilot That Sells

Event Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 || Speaker: Jen Grisanti || Check-in: 12:30 pm || The key to becoming a working writer or creating longevity as a working writer is writing a TV pilot script that they can’t ignore. The pilot script is one of the hardest scripts to write.  Jen Grisanti developed a story system that […]

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Workshop Your Career Goals, Projects & Ideas in 2018

Event Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 || Speaker: Sandra Lord || Check-in: 12:30 pm || ANOTHER YEAR HAS GONE BY…WHAT DID YOU ACCOMPLISH IN 2017?” Did you end 2017 stuck in neutral? Have you gone as far as you could and hit a brick wall? Are you frustrated, spinning your wheels, need guidance and a fresh […]

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The “Voice” Of The Writer

Event Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 || Speaker: Pilar Alessandra || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Screenwriting instructor Pilar Alessandra uses pages from this year’s nominations for  “Best Screenplay” and “Best Adapted Screenplay” to help you discover your own original writing voice and see how you can apply it to pages.  She’ll focus on the tone, craft and […]

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How to Create a Slam Dunk Script

Event Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 || Speaker: Steve Kaire || Check-in: 12:30 pm || A slam dunk script is one that generates a bidding war, is universally accepted as a winner, and ends up selling for high six figures or more. Is there a strategy and a road map to achieving a slam dunk? Steve […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2017 Submissions CLOSED!   CONTACT: Director at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org   The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so they may learn the skills necessary to help them achieve their goal of obtaining representation, selling or optioning their work, and/or landing a writing assignment. This program is for feature and/or screenplays only.   […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

  2017 Submissions Closed!   CONTACT: Director – highconcept@scriptwritersnetwork.org DESCRIPTION: The High Concept Screenplay Program welcomes all genres and aims to discover, honor and reward different approaches, eclectic points of view and unique voices in screenwriting. A high concept screenplay: has a great premise – the idea is king (e.g. “Big”) has a memorable title – […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

 2017 Submissions – CLOSED!  CONTACT:  Director at  top@scriptwritersnetwork.org  The Television Outreach Program (TOP) is a Scriptwriters Network program to support undiscovered television writing talent. The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so that they may achieve their goals of obtaining representation, script development, mentoring and career counseling services, landing writing assignments, and/or selling their […]

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Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Parts 1, 2 & 3

  A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV writing programs. The discussions explored the application submission processes for the writing programs, including the importance of submitting the right scripts which best showcase the applicants writing and the selection process. Please note, the below events are past events.  Videos […]

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Featured Video – Writing for Hit Television Shows

Top writers, producers and showrunners discuss the craft of creating and writing scripted television series, including: GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, MODERN FAMILY, RIZZOLI & ISLES, BURN NOTICE, HOMELAND  and many more. Guests also share behind-the-scenes tips for working in television, along with stories of how they broke into the business. Video available for viewing […]

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Featured Video – Writing The Hollywood Blockbuster

Four of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters share their behind-the-scenes perspective on the craft of writing, filmmaking and navigating show business. With a combined four billion dollars of domestic box office hits to their names, the guest panel represents an impressive list of writing credits.  The speakers discuss practical tips, along with stories of their journey […]

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Featured Video – Writing Science-Fiction & Fantasy

Science-fiction screenwriters share behind-the-scenes perspective on the craft of writing, filmmaking and navigating show business. The  speakers discuss practical tips, along with stories of their journey to success. The lively panel discussion is followed by a Q&A with the audience. CHARLIE PARALAPNIDES & VLAS PARALAPNIDES Immortals, In Development: Hell to Pay, Live Bet, Death Note JIMMY […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Scriptwriters Network Team!   The Scriptwriters Network is an educational, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals.  We are currently looking for committed volunteers to help in the following open positions:   *Our immediate volunteer needs:   Production Crew and Write-ups volunteers: Production Crew – Assist in setting up chairs, tables, lighting […]

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Scriptwriters Network @ Pasadena International Film Festival

    Exciting News… Scriptwriters Network will be attending the  Pasadena International Film Festival at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Movie Theatre   We hope you will be able to attend this event. You can find out more information by clicking here.   Dates: March 7th – 15th, 2018 The Pasadena International Film Festival returns for its fifth year […]

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Friday Night Social ~ February 2, 2018 ~ Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

  Event Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft. Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way […]

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One-On-One with Writer and Producer Calix Lewis Reneau

Event Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 || Speaker: Calix Lewis Reneau || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Writer and Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing and producing for the independent market, writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, script development, among other topics. See […]

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One-On-One with Writer and Producer Calix Lewis Reneau – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 || Speaker: Jay Kogen || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Writer and Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing and producing for the independent market, writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, script development, among other topics. Members […]

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