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Friday Night Social ~ October 3, 2014

Event Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 || Starts at 6:30 pm || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti 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 to “Network”. Plan […]

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TV Writers Panel: Inside the TV Drama Writing Room

Event Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 || Speakers:  Mickey Fisher and Nkechi Okoro Carroll || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Opportunities for television drama writers with fresh voices and unique perspectives continue to expand as networks, cable outlets and players like Netflix and Amazon Studios, ramp up production of original scripted television shows. This writers panel will provide an […]

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Creating (and Developing!) Your Comic Premise

Event Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 || Speaker: Steve Kaplan || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Writing a spec script? Polishing up your romantic-comedy screenplay? This workshop addresses the problems and pitfalls in conceiving a comic premise, and the steps to develop that premise into a successful comic screenplay. IMPORTANT:  For security purposes, you must REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 or you […]

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Mastering Your Genre: A Workshop with Laurie Scheer

Event Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 || Speaker: Laurie Scheer || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||   Do you know -REALLY know – your genre? Laurie Scheer, author of The Writer’s Advantage: A Toolkit for Mastering Your Genre outlines the steps needed to assure your genre is currently marketable. For security purposes, you must REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014 or […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  Submissions Are Now Closed.   CONTACT:  Jim Sarantinos, Co-Director and/or John Thomas, Co-Director at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org   Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) provides feature writers with script analysis and access to production companies, agents, and managers.    BENEFITS: Entries receive extensive analysis/development notes (5-10 pages) from at least two professional readers.  The program’s objective is to help writers improve […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    5th ANNUAL HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION We are currently accepting submissions, see below for deadline dates.   CONTACT: Joe Kondash, Director – jkondash@scriptwritersnetwork.org   DESCRIPTION: The High Concept Screenplay Competition 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 – […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

Submissions Are Now Closed.   CONTACT:  Hoda Shoukry, Co-Director and/or Mark Litton, Co-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 […]

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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:   Program Director(s) – Manage the coordination and administration of all aspects of a program and will direct the services […]

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The Business of Television: Controlling Your Own Creativity

Event Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 || Speaker: Bentley Kyle Evans || Check-in: 12:30 pm || As the creative force behind several successful television comedies, Bentley Kyle Evans will share his experiences in creating and developing television projects and provide insight into getting them green lit.  Bentley will also share his experiences navigating television as a family […]

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How to Create a Slam Dunk Script

Event Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 || Speakers: 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 roadmap to achieving a slam dunk? Steve Kaire’s new […]

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Everything The writer Needs to Know About Independent Film, but was afraid to ask:

Event Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 – UPDATED || Speaker: Brian Herskowitz || Check-in: 12:30 pm || UPDATE:  NEW SPEAKER   What scripts are most likely to get made and why?  How to go about independently producing a low to ultra-low budget script?  How much time should the writer put into the budget?  What about genre?  What are some […]

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The Starter Screenplay: Navigating the Hollywood Screenwriting Industrial Complex

Event Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 || Speaker: Adam Levenberg || Check-in: 12:30 pm || As a former development executive on feature film projects for top producers, actors and screenwriters, Adam will provide an executive’s perspective to new screenwriters addressing questions like: What script should you write next? What essential elements are studio executives looking for […]

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