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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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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) ~ Early bird Deadline: July 1, 2018

  Submissions are now open! Early bird Deadline: July 1, 2018    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 […]

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Hiatus ~ Friday Night Social event on July 6, 2018

Event Date: Friday, July 6, 2018 || Holiday Hiatus || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft. July’s Friday Night Social Event is on hiatus ~~~~~~~~~ Next Social event is scheduled on Friday, August 3, 2018. We look forward to seeing you at our next networking event. We hope you will be ready!! Have a wonderful and safe Holiday weekend! […]

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Hiatus ~ Speaker Series on July 14, 2018

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018 ||   Hiatus    ||   SWN and our Speaker Series is taking a mini break ~ there is no meeting scheduled on this date.   We have a Script Writing Workshop for Teens ~ Special Event scheduled on this day. Please view the calendar for more details.   We have a Seminar event […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  Submissions are now open! Early bird Deadline: July 1, 2018    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 […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP)

  Submissions are now open! Early Bird Deadline: July 15, 2018   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 open! Regular Deadline: July 31, 2018    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 […]

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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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High Concept Screenplay Program ~ Regular Deadline: August 31, 2018

Submissions are now open! Regular Deadline: August 31, 2018   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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High Concept Screenplay Program ~ Early bird Deadline: July 15, 2018

  Submissions are now open! Early Bird Deadline: July 15, 2018   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) ~ Early bird Deadline: June 15, 2018

Submissions are now open! Early bird Deadline: June 15, 2018    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 […]

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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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