How To Break Into The Writing Business

Event Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 || Speaker: Corey Mandell || Check-in: 12:30 pm || In the past two years, Corey Mandell has had 47 students and clients sell or option scripts with dozens more landing writing assignments. An extremely well executed spec script and marketing plan is required to break into the business, yet […]

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Friday Night Social ~ May 2, 2014

Event Date: Friday, May 2, 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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Anatomy of a Premise Line ~ 7 Steps to Foolproof Premise Line and Story Development

Event Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014|| Speaker: Jeff Lyons || Check-in: 9:30 AM ~ Half Day Event from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM The premise line is the only reliable tool that can tell you, before you start writing, whether or not your story will work. This intensive workshop will give you the tools to create, […]

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The Legal and Business Aspects of Writing for Film and Television

Event Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 || Speaker: Paul Levine || Check-in: 12:30 pm || The nuts and bolts of the business of writing are as essential to a writer’s success as the writer’s work itself. How does a writer get an agent and an attorney? How does the writer’s work get sold and how is the writer compensated? What […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    5th ANNUAL HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION   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 king (Big) has […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  NEXT DEADLINE: May 17, 2014  CONTACT:  Jim Sarantinos, Director - 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 they may […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

  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 counseling services, landing writing assignments, […]

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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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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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Why Dramas are Hard to Sell

Article by Steve Kaire (4/2014): I attended an agents and managers panel in Los Angeles this past spring. When the event was winding down, audience members asked if they could submit their material for possible representation. Each member of the panel had the same answer. They’d consider every genre except one — drama. After I […]

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Interview with High Concept Producer David Permut

Article by Steve Kaire (1/2014) David Permut is a High Concept producer in Hollywood who works in both feature films and television. He was nominated for an Emmy for Prayers for Bobby. His film and TV credits include: Youth in Revolt (2009), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Farce of the Penguins (2006), DysFunktional […]

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Playwriting

Event Date: Saturday,  March 22, 2014 || Speaker: Jay Douglas || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This seminar is for writers of all levels looking to learn the basics of writing for the stage. Whether you write features or television or you’re a playwright looking to sharpen your skills, join us for a discussion on Playwriting. […]

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Friday Night Social ~ April 4, 2014

Event Date: Friday, April 4, 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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