Crafting a Compelling Protagonist

Event Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 || Speaker: Ruth Atkinson || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Crafting a compelling, emotionally engaging character is a key element of a successful screenplay that grabs the reader, attracts stars and ultimately connects with the audience.   **The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar […]

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Multiplatform Storytelling

Event Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 || Speaker: Evette Vargas || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Workshop covers how to plan, develop & produce multiplatform storytelling. For security purposes, you must REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2014 or you will not be admitted onto the lot. **Please note that each guest and/or attendee needs to REGISTER individually.    Members only, Sign-In Here   Guests […]

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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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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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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  We are currently accepting submissions: NEXT DEADLINE:  September 20, 2014    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 […]

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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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Writing Courtrooms: How to Write Courtroom Scenes for Movies, T.V. & Novels

Event Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 || Speaker: Charles Rosenberg || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Writing Courtrooms: How to Write Courtroom Scenes for Movies, T.V. & Novels Without Making Your Characters Sound as if They Never Set Foot in Law School In this program, we’ll look at what really happens in courtrooms, from jury selection, opening statements and […]

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Photos From June 14, 2014 – Digital Series: The Now of Television

http:// Event Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 || Speakers: Brad Bell and Jane Espenson ||  Group Photo L to R: SWN President Melessa Sargent; Speaker Brad Bell; Speaker Jane Espenson & SWN Vice President Jim Sarantinos.

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Photos From May 17, 2014 – The Legal and Business Aspects of Writing for Film and Television

http:// Event Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 || Speaker: Paul Levine Group Photo L to R: SWN President Melessa Sargent; Speaker Paul Levine & SWN Vice President Jim Sarantinos.

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Photos From December 6, 2013 – Friday Night Social

http:// Event Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti

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