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The Business Side of Screenwriting – What Every Writer Should Know

Event Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 || Speaker: Steve Kaire || Check-in: 12:30 pm || The entertainment business is part entertainment and mostly business. Writers think their only job is to create the material and let someone else take care of business and legal matters. Of the 8 projects Steve sold or optioned, he negotiated 7 of those deals […]

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Friday Night Social Event ~ May 3, 2019

  Event Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft Software. 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 […]

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How To Get Access To A Literary Agent and Manager

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 || Speakers: Jenny Frankfurt & R.B. Ripley || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a literary manager and producer who will discuss getting access to representation, what they are looking for and how to work with your representation. We will also discuss the Finish Line Script competition, a competition focused on (but […]

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Script Analysis Readers Class

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 || Speaker: Melessa Y. Sargent  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Yes, it’s time again to offer our periodic Readers Training/Script Analysis Class for Feature Films and Television. The purpose of this class is twofold: For you, the member or guest, it gives a solid grounding in script analysis – how […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2018 Submissions are now 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 […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP)

  2018 Submissions are now 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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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

Submissions are now 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 […]

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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. Please note, the below events are past events.  Videos […]

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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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Video – Scriptwriters Network Presents – Season One

About the following Videos: Screenwriters, directors, producers and entertainment industry professionals share inside perspective on writing, filmmaking, breaking into Hollywood and navigating show business, along with stories of their journey to success. Scriptwriters Network Presents is filmed live with an audience. ***THIS PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED; AS OF 06/2017 “GATEKEEPERS: a Literary […]

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Dating Your Character – Write-up

Inside the Mind of a Development ExecutivePanel: Tamera Gregory and Spike Scarberry Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 Written by Alicia Cheadle         Dating Your Character Speaker: Marilyn R. Atlas April 15, 2017 @ CBS Studio Center Written by: Jon Albizo Marilyn is a talent and literary manager, as well as an award-winning producer. […]

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Script Analysis Readers Class – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 || Speaker: Melessa Y. Sargent  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Yes, it’s time again to offer our periodic Readers Training/Script Analysis Class for Feature Films and Television. The purpose of this class is twofold: For you, the member or guest, it gives a solid grounding in script analysis – how […]

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How To Get Access To A Literary Agent and Manager – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 || Speakers: Jenny Frankfurt & R.B. Ripley || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a literary manager and producer who will discuss getting access to representation, what they are looking for and how to work with your representation. We will also discuss the Finish Line Script competition. Members only, Sign-In Here

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