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Forensic Shortcuts for Crime Drama & Procedural Writers

Event Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 || Speaker: Jennifer Dornbush || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Join us for a crash course on reel versus real forensics that will help you create authentic and compelling stories! Explore 10 common forensic misconceptions portrayed on-screen and how to turn them into writing tricks. Learn the real life forensic […]

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Friday Night Social ~ December 5, 2014

Event Date: Friday, December 5, 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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Diane Anderson

Holiday Hiatus

  Dates:  Saturdays, December 20 & 27, 2014 and Friday, January 2, 2015 || Holiday Hiatus  ||   In observance of the Holiday Season, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you that there will be no events scheduled on the following dates: Saturday, December 20, 2014 ~ Seminar Series Saturday, December 27, 2014 ~ […]

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Creating Three Dimensional Characters

Event Date: Saturday, January 17 2014 || Speaker: Marilyn R. Atlas || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||   What indelible essence does a writer/actor bring to his portrayal of a memorable character? It’s a conscious interweaving of a character’s thoughts, wants, goals, secrets, flaws and delusions — moving the plot forward in a true way that […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  Submissions Are Now Closed.   CONTACT:  John Thomas, 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 their craft so […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    5th ANNUAL HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Competition is now Closed.   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 – the idea is […]

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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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Angela Jorgenson

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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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:  **The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED […]

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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.   **The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION […]

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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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Friday Night Social ~ November 7, 2014

Event Date: Friday, November 7, 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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