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Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers – Part 1

Event Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 || Speakers: Heather Washington, Ivy Pruss & Additional Speakers (to be added) || Check-in: 12:30 pm || A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV and feature writing programs. See more details below. IMPORTANT: For security purposes, please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016. **Please note that each […]

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Creating Strong Female Characters

Event Date: Saturday, February 20 2016 || Speaker: Christine Conradt || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Producers tout that they want stories with strong female leads. If that’s true, why are there so few on the big (and little) screen? There seems to be confusion within the film industry about what makes for strong female characters, […]

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How Books, Stories and Ideas Get Adapted For the Screen, and Sold to Networks & Studios

Event Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 || Speaker: Lane Shefter Bishop || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Anyone ever tell you that your idea, story or book would make a great TV show or movie..? Ever wondered how an idea, story or book gets adapted into a television series, limited series or feature film..? Called “The […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2015 Submissions are Closed!   CONTACT:  Lucas McCain, Director at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org   Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) provides feature writers with in-dept script analysis and access to production companies, agents, and managers.  The program is run twice yearly, from July 1 to November 30 and January 1 to May 31.   BENEFITS: Entries receive extensive, in-depth […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    6th ANNUAL HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2015 Submissions are Closed  Finalists listed below (as of 1/26/2016)   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 […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

Submissions Are Closed Winners listed below (as of February 3, 2016)   CONTACT:  Lucas McCain, 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, […]

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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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Comedy Writing: Features vs. TV

Event Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 || Speakers: Timothy Dowling & Steve Holland || Check-in: 12:30 pm || “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” That famous quote says it all.  For those of us who’ve tackled it, writing comedy IS hard.  But what are the differences between Film and TV comedy?   See more details below. IMPORTANT: For security […]

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Comedy Writing: Features vs. TV – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 || Speakers: Timothy Dowling & Steve Holland || Check-in: 12:30 pm || IMPORTANT: For security purposes, you must REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Members only, Sign-In Here

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Advanced Plot Construction: Developing and Outlining your Script

Event Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 || Speaker: Jeff Kitchen|| Check-in: 12:30 pm || Jeff Kitchen will teach a two-hour class on how to take a story idea that you’ve roughed out and build it into a tight, dramatic, structurally unified, gripping script, in any genre. Once you’ve sketched out your story idea, it’s time to develop […]

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Advanced Plot Construction: Developing and Outlining your Script – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 || Speaker: Jeff Kitchen|| Check-in: 12:30 pm || IMPORTANT: For security purposes, you must REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Members only, Sign-In Here  

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