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Friday Night Social Event ~ March 3, 2017 ~ NEW LOCATION

Event Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 || 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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One-On-One with Writer and Producer Steven L. Sears

Event Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017 || Speaker: Steven L. Sears || 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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Scriptwriters Network @ Pasadena International Film Festival – Laemmle Playhouse 7 Movie Theatre

  Exciting News… Scriptwriters Network will be attending the  Pasadena International Film Festival at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Movie Theatre   We hope you will be able to attend this event. You can find out more information by clicking here.   Dates: March 8th – 16th, 2017 The Pasadena International Film Festival returns for its fourth year with […]

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The Pitch Clinic

Event Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017 || Speaker: Steve Kaire || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Steve Kaire has heard thousands of pitches in his 35 year career as a Screenwriter and Pitchman. Anyone can pitch but few writers can pitch well….. See more details below: IMPORTANT: For security purposes, you MUST REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, March […]

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Happy New Year from The Scriptwriters Network

If you haven’t already started, now is the perfect time to dive back into your writing.  2017 is a blank page, waiting to be filled.  During trying times such as these, the world typically turns to the entertainment industry, seeking comfort and a little escapism.  People are looking for books, games, movies, TV, and anything that […]

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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!    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 their craft so that they may achieve their goals of […]

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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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Writing the Crime-Drama

Event Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 || Speaker: Jennifer Dornbush || Check-in: 12:30 pm || How do you craft a crowd-pleasing TV crime drama or box office thriller? In this workshop you’ll learn foundational principles of crime and mystery writing that will help you ramp up the intrigue, suspense, and thrill of your next project. 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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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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One-On-One with Writer and Producer Dayna Lynne North – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 || Speaker: Dayna Lynne North || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Development Executive 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. Members only, […]

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