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Writer’s Rights

Event Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 || Speaker: Greg Victoroff, Esq. || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Writers with a basic understanding of copyright, privacy and trade secret law have a great advantage protecting their scripts and literary property, and, getting paid for their writing. Copyright and entertainment attorney Greg Victoroff, Esq. will present a two-hour interactive […]

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Friday Night Social ~ November 3, 2017 ~ Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

Event Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Supporting Sponsor Final Draft. 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 […]

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A Night of Fun, Food & Fundraising

  PRESENTS You are cordially invited to a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Fundraiser in support of The Scriptwriters Network Foundation, Inc. aka Scriptwriters Network (SWN) A Fundraiser to Benefit the Expansion and Valuable Services of SWN   Please join us on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6 o’clock in the evening for Poker, Food and Fun! **Free […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2017 Submissions CLOSED!   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 and/or screenplays only.   […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

  2017 Submissions Closed!   CONTACT: Director – highconcept@scriptwritersnetwork.org DESCRIPTION: The High Concept Screenplay Program 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 a memorable title – […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

 2017 Submissions – CLOSED!  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 obtaining representation, script development, mentoring and career counseling services, landing writing assignments, and/or selling their […]

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

  A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV writing programs. The discussions explored the application submission processes for the writing programs, including the importance of submitting the right scripts which best showcase the applicants writing and the selection process. Videos and Write-ups available for viewing only by SWN Members in […]

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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:   *Our immediate volunteer needs:   Production Crew and Write-ups volunteers: Production Crew – Assist in setting up chairs, tables, lighting […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program – Regular Deadline: August 31, 2017

HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY PROGRAM 2017 Submissions Closed! CONTACT: Director – highconcept@scriptwritersnetwork.org DESCRIPTION: The High Concept Screenplay Program 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 a memorable […]

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Friday Night Social ~ September 1, 2017 ~ Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

Event Date: Friday, September 1, 2017 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Supporting Sponsor Final Draft. 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 […]

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One-On-One with Writer and Co-Executive Producer Ayanna Floyd Davis

Event Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 || Speaker: Ayanna Floyd Davis || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Writer and Co-Executive 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 more […]

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? — 6 Key Ways Developing a Pilot is Different than a Feature Script

Event Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 || Speaker: Ellen Sandler|| Check-in: 12:30 pm || A Pilot is different from other dramatic or narrative story telling forms.  With a feature, a play, or a novel, you tell a single story, albeit with many complications and a few side trips, and then you’re done.  A series pilot also […]

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