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Friday Night Social ~ May 6, 2016

Event Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 || 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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Scriptwriters Network @ RuPaul’s DragCon 2016 – Los Angeles Convention Center

    Exciting News… Scriptwriters Network will be attending RuPaul’s DragCon May 7 and 8, 2016  at the Los Angeles Convention Center   We hope you will be able to attend this event. You can find out more information on DragCon by clicking here.   Please stop by and visit us at our booth. RuPaul’s DragCon Location: Los […]

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Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers – Part 3

Event Date: Saturday,  May 14, 2016 || Speakers: Karen Kirkland, Itai Grunfeld, Evette Vargas, Cristen Aery Clear, Julie Janata and ADDITIONAL PANELISTS BEING CONFIRMED  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV writing programs. The discussion will explore the application submission process for the writing program, […]

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Legal 411: The Legal Info Every Writer Needs to Work Smart and Succeed in the Film Industry

Event Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 || Speaker: Dinah Perez || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Should you copyright or register your screenplay with the WGA? How do you protect your ideas while pitching them? What are the must have deal points in a screenplay option/purchase agreement? What should you expect when a producer hires you to write a screenplay? What rights do you need to […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2015 Submissions are Closed!   CONTACT:  Lucas McCain, Director at   Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) provides feature writers with in-dept script analysis and access to production companies, agents, and managers.  The program is run twice yearly, from July 1 to November 30 and January 1 to May 31.   BENEFITS: Entries receive extensive, in-depth […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    6th ANNUAL HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2015 Submissions are Closed  Winners listed below (as of 3/23/2016)   CONTACT: Joe Kondash, Director –   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 […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

Submissions Are Closed Winners listed below (as of February 3, 2016)   CONTACT:  Lucas McCain, Director at    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, […]

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

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Brainstorming Technique – The Blank From Hell

  Article by Steve Kaire (05/2016) There are a dozen brainstorming techniques that aid writers in instantly creating original movie ideas. Think of them as shortcuts to the creative process. One of the best brainstorming techniques is “The Blank From Hell.” The way it works is like this. You need to substitute a noun that […]

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Video – TV Writers Panel: Inside the TV Writing Room

“Scriptwriters Network Speaker Series Presents….”     Season 1, Episode 4: Opportunities for television 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. Working with the showrunner/head writer Pitching story ideas Breaking stories Writing outlines […]

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What Readers Are Looking For

  Article by Steve Kaire (05/2016) When a reader looks at your script, you’re being judged on two basic levels, quantity and quality. First, a reader will turn to the back page of your script to see how long it is. Scripts should be 90-100 pages long. Those coming in longer than that will hit […]

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Legal 411: The Legal Info Every Writer Needs to Work Smart and Succeed in the Film Industry – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 || Speaker: Dinah Perez || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Manager/Producer Seth Nagel will share key insight into how a writer should interact with management and agency representation. Members only, Sign-In Here  

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