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The Secret of Screenwriting

  || Virtual Event Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 || || Speaker: Linda M Wright || || Start time: 1:00 pm PDT ||   As you know, there are hundreds of seminars and books for you to read.  But do they really help? What do you really learn? Are they all the same? See more details […]

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Creative Writing Challenge – November

|| End Date: Saturday, November 30, 2021 ||   CREATIVITY IS THE KEY!   This MONTHLY challenge is for those who want to work on writing new ideas and who would like to maintain a continuous creativity flow with your writing. Creativity is defined as the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production […]

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Holiday Hiatus – No Events Scheduled in December 2021

  Dates:  In December 2021 ||  Holiday Hiatus  || ***************** Due to the Holiday Season ~ there will be no events/meetings scheduled in December 2021.   You can still view our Creative Writing Challenge  in December – which is NOT cancelled!   Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!   To view our upcoming events, […]

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Creating the Comic Premise

  || Virtual Event Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022 || || Speaker: Steve Kaplan || || Start time: 1:00 pm PDT ||   What are the keys to writing a comedy that works? Why do some comedies work more successfully than others? This session will explore the heart of a comedy–its initial premise. See more details […]

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SWN Update 7.17.21

Scriptwriters Network Update on 7/17/21 Updated information 3.15.21     SWN Information 2.6.21 Information on SWN, our Friday Night Social Networking event and more…  

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  Submissions are 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-length screenplays only.   PROCESS: Phase One: […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP)

  Submissions are 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 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, […]

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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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Featured Video ~ Special Event – ScriptCon

“Scriptwriters Network Presents….” GUESTS:Angela Hutchinson & Landi Maduro Melessa Y. Sargent — Moderator ScriptCon is designed for you to learn from some of our Partners / friends about their organizations and more about them and everything they do. We’re honored to be providing this valuable opportunity to all our members, friends and guests.  We hope to […]

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Creating the Comic Premise – Members Only

  || Virtual Event Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022 || || Speaker: Steve Kaplan || || Start time: 1:00 pm PDT ||   What are the keys to writing a comedy that works? Why do some comedies work more successfully than others? This session will explore the heart of a comedy–its initial premise. Members only, Sign-In […]

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Music Rights Unveiled – Music Supervision and Clearance

  || Virtual Event Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021 || || Speaker: Brooke Wentz || || Start time: 1:00 pm PDT || This event provides an inside look at the complex world of music rights for film and video and will touch on the guidance to navigate these tricky waters. See more details below.     […]

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Creative Writing Challenge – October

  || End Date: Saturday, October 31, 2021 ||   CREATIVITY IS THE KEY!   This MONTHLY challenge is for those who want to work on writing new ideas and who would like to maintain a continuous creativity flow with your writing. Creativity is defined as the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the […]

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Friday Night Social Networking Virtual Event – November 5th

**The date and time of this event is changing next year….   || Virtual Event Date:  FRIDAY, November 5, 2021 || || Start time:  5:30 pm PDT ||   Our POPULAR Friday Night Social Networking Event is a networking event that meets the first (1st) Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV […]

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