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Script to Screen: “Subliminal”

Event Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017|| Speakers: Humberto Rosa and Victor Soares|| Check-in: 12:30 pm || The filmmakers will discuss the process of creating “Subliminal,” a Horror Feature they are in pre-production on right now. Learn the process, from idea to script, from script to screen and more. See more details below. IMPORTANT: For security purposes, please REGISTER […]

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Scriptwriters Network @ WONDERCON 2017 – Anaheim Convention Center

  Exciting News… Scriptwriters Network will be attending WonderCon  March 31 – April 2, 2017  at the Anaheim Convention Center   We hope you will be able to attend this event. You can find out more information on WonderCon by clicking here.   Please stop by and visit us at our booth, # FC-17.   Please plan […]

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One-On-One with Writer and Producer Dayna Lynne North

Event Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 || Speaker: Dayna Lynne North || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Writer and Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including, writing strong characters, developing a compelling premise and/or story, how to approach an executive, how to pitch your project, among other topics. See […]

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Dating Your Character

Event Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 || Speaker: Marilyn R. Atlas || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Creating three-dimensional, non-stereotypical characters. Based on Ms. Atlas’ book, “Dating Your Character.” IMPORTANT: For security purposes, you MUST REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2017 – for guaranteed entrance onto CBS’ lot. **Please note that each guest and/or […]

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Forensic Science Boot Camp

  || Event Date: ALL DAY, Saturday, June 24, 2017 || || Speaker: Jennifer Dornbush || Check-in: 8:30 am 9:00-5:00 pm (Lunch Break: 12-2pm) Writers who want to incorporate authentic forensic elements can find it daunting to know where to start. If you struggle to sound authentic when writing forensics into your story, this class if […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2016 Submissions are now CLOSED! See more information below.   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 […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2016 Submissions are now CLOSED! CONTACT: Director – competition@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 – the idea is king (e.g. “Big”) has […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

2016 Submissions are now closed! 2017 will be open April 1 – June 30   2016 WINNER Naomi Rohatyn ~ Archer – “Eine Kleinberg Nachtmusik” *******************************   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 […]

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2016 Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Parts 1, 2 & 3

(May 14, 2016 – From L to R: SWN President Melessa Y. Sargent; Speakers Julie Janata, Karen Kirkland, Evette Vargas, Itai Grunfeld, Cristen Aery Clear and Moderator T. Diane Anderson)   A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV writing programs. The discussions explored the application submission processes for […]

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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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Actresses and Actors: What Writers Need to Know – write-up

Actresses and Actors – What Writers Need to Know – Part 1 Presenters: Danielle Vasinova, Jason Stuart, and Phil Tyler November 12, 2016 Written by Raven Burnes Actresses and actors are the people who make our scripts come alive. An amazing actor can make up for a lackluster script, but rarely is the reverse true. […]

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Directing Your Screenplay – write-up

Directing Your Screenplay Host: Jim Pasternak November 19, 2016 Written by Jill Narciso   Jim Pasternak is a producer, director and writer with credits in features, shorts, theater and TV. He holds a master’s degree in film from UCLA, and is currently a faculty member of the New York Film Academy in Burbank. Jim is […]

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Actresses and Actors – What Writers Need to Know – write-up

Actresses and Actors – What Writers Need to Know – Part 1 Presenters: Danielle Vasinova, Jason Stuart, and Phil Tyler November 12, 2016 Written by Raven Burnes   Actresses and actors are the people who make our scripts come alive. An amazing actor can make up for a lackluster script, but rarely is the reverse […]

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