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Voice, Confidence & Perseverance

Event Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 || Speaker: Tiegen Kosiak || Check-in: 12:30 pm || In this conversation (yes, conversation—please bring ALL of your questions), independent producer / development consultant Tiegen Kosiak will discuss not only how to get your script in the hands of Hollywood professionals but also how to KEEP THEM READING once it’s there. […]

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On Set Series ~ Happy Together

Event Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 || Check-in: 3:30 pm || On Set Series provides you with an opportunity to see live studio tapings of current sitcom shows. As a writer, this experience will be both educational and beneficial to your own writing. If you are a TV/Feature/New Media writer, you can always learn from those who […]

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Holiday Hiatus – No Event Scheduled November 24, 2018

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 || Holiday Hiatus ||   Due to the Holiday Season ~ there will be no meeting scheduled on this date.   Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!   To view our upcoming events, please click here.   Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org

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Holiday Hiatus ~ No Friday Night Social event on December 7, 2018

  Event Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 || Holiday Hiatus || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft. Due to the Holiday Season, the Friday Night Social “NETWORKING” Event is on hiatus this month, December.   ~~~~~~~~~ We look forward to seeing you at our next Friday Night Social “Networking” event, next year! We hope you will be ready to […]

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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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The Idea: The 7 Elements of a Viable Story Idea for Screen, Stage or Fiction

Event Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 || Speaker: Erik Bork || Check-in: 12:30 pm || So what does it take for an idea to be viable? The answer is actually pretty simple. A great idea, that’s well executed—one that grabs them emotionally, holds their attention, and powerfully entertains them. Join multiple Emmy winning writer-producer Erik Bork (HBO’s BAND OF […]

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Friday Night Social Event ~ October 5, 2018

  Event Date: Friday, October 5, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and 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, Producer and Comedian Tim Chizmar

Event Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 || Speaker: Tim Chizmar || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Writer, Producer and Comedian who will discuss a variety of topics, including: learning to write Horror scripts, writing scary characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, hook your reader, script development, among other topics.  […]

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Finding Your Voice and Your Next Big Idea

Event Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 || Speaker: Ruth Atkinson || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Write what you know, is the kind of advice that writers love to hate. And rightfully so, well, sort of. With recent surprise hits such as Get Out, Lady Bird and The Big Sick it’s clear that successful films often explore topics and […]

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