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Script Analysis Readers Class

Event Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 || 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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The Legal and Business Aspects of Writing for Film and Television

Event Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 || Speaker: Paul S. Levine || Check-in: 12:30 pm || The nuts and bolts of the business of writing are as essential to a writer’s success as the writer’s work itself. How does a writer get an agent and an attorney? How does the writer’s work get sold and how is the writer […]

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Friday Night Social Event ~ May 4, 2018 ~ NEW LOCATION **UPDATE**

  Event Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft. **UPDATE**LOCATION CHANGE – PLEASE CHECK LOCATION BELOW 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 […]

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Creating Stronger Scenes and Set Pieces

Event Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 || Speaker: Danny Manus  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || The unit of storytelling in film is the scene. This class reveals the elements necessary to crafting strong, dynamic, cinematic scenes and set pieces that will grab audiences, exploit your hook and progress your story. We’ll break down the structural parts of […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2017 Submissions 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)

  2017 Submissions 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 title – […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

 2017 Submissions – CLOSED!  2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED  BELOW 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 […]

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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 Comic Hero’s Journey – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018 || Speaker: Steve Kaplan || Check-in: 12:30 pm || We’ve all heard about the mythological work of Joseph Campbell, and Chris Vogler’s fine adaptation of those principles to screenplays in “The Writer’s Journey.” And we’ve seen examples of the Hero’s Journey in classic films from Casablanca to Star Wars to The Dark […]

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The Comic Hero’s Journey

Event Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018 || Speaker: Steve Kaplan || Check-in: 12:30 pm || We’ve all heard about the mythological work of Joseph Campbell, and Chris Vogler’s fine adaptation of those principles to screenplays in “The Writer’s Journey.” And we’ve seen examples of the Hero’s Journey in classic films from Casablanca to Star Wars to The Dark […]

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Story Essentials – What Every Story Needs To Succeed

Event Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 || Speaker: Barri Evins  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Human beings love a good story.  Our brains are hardwired for a tantalizing tale from our caveman ancestors huddled around a roaring fire to viewers today cozying up to a computer consuming YouTube videos.  Our primal attachment to story explains […]

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Story Essentials – What Every Story Needs To Succeed – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 || Speaker: Barri Evins  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Human beings love a good story.  Our brains are hardwired for a tantalizing tale from our caveman ancestors huddled around a roaring fire to viewers today cozying up to a computer consuming YouTube videos.  Our primal attachment to story explains […]

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