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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP) ~ Regular Deadline: August 20, 2019

  Submissions are now open! Regular Deadline: August 20, 2019   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”) […]

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Friday Night Social Event ~ September 6, 2019

  Event Date: Friday, September 6, 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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One-On-One with Assistant Director, Production Manager and Associate Producer Louis Race

Event Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 || Speaker: Louis Race || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Assistant Director, Production Manager and Associate Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, hooking your reader, script development, among other topics.  See more […]

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Improv For Writers

Event Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 || Speaker: Jorjeana Marie  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Suffering from writer’s block and inner critics? Having trouble generating ideas for plots, settings, and characters? Introducing the rules and techniques of improvisation as they apply to fiction writing, improv instructor and writer Jorjeana Marie addresses each major element of […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  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 only.   […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP) ~ Regular Deadline: August 20, 2019

  Submissions are now open! Regular Deadline: August 20, 2019     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. […]

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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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Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Screenplay Story Structure

Event Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 || Speaker: Jill Chamberlain  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || According to author and script consultant Jill Chamberlain, 99% of first-time screenwriters fail to tell a story. What those writers do instead is present a situation. Do you know the difference? In this information-packed session, Jill will walk through the […]

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Scriptwriters Network @ Los Angeles Comic Con

   Los Angeles Comic Con   Exciting News… Scriptwriters Network will be attending the Los Angeles Comic Con event October 11-13, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center   We hope you will be able to attend. You can find out more information about the Los Angeles Comic Con by clicking here.   Please stop by […]

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Anatomy of a Premise Line: Mastering Premise and Story Development for Screenwriters

Event Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 || Speaker: Jeff Lyons  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || If a screenplay (or novel) is going to fail, it will first do so at the premise level. Consequently, knowing how to create, design and validate a story idea are essential skills every writer needs in their toolbox. The premise […]

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Anatomy of a Premise Line: Mastering Premise and Story Development for Screenwriters – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 || Speaker: Jeff Lyons  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || If a screenplay (or novel) is going to fail, it will first do so at the premise level. Consequently, knowing how to create, design and validate a story idea are essential skills every writer needs in their toolbox. The premise […]

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