swn_previewbox_seminarseries

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 […]

Read more
FNS1

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 […]

Read more
swn_previewbox_speakerseries

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.  […]

Read more
swn_previewbox_seminarseries

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 […]

Read more
swn_previewbox_HOP

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 […]

Read more
Slide2

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 […]

Read more
swn_previewbox_TOP

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 […]

Read more
Picture222

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 […]

Read more
tvwriterspanel

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 […]

Read more
swn_previewbox_vid_hollblockbuster

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 […]

Read more
swn_previewbox_vid_scifi

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 […]

Read more
Angela Jorgenson

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 […]

Read more
SWN Preview Box SWN Special Event

Scriptwriters Network @ Los Angeles Comic Con

      Exciting News… Scriptwriters Network will be attending the Los Angeles Comic Con event October 26-28, 2018  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 and visit us […]

Read more
swn_previewbox_speakerseries

One-On-One with Writer and Producer Willow Polson

Event Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 || Speaker: Willow Polson || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Writer and Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including: writing strong characters, creating a compelling premise and/or story, finding your voice, script development, among other topics. See more details below.   IMPORTANT: Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm […]

Read more

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

Event Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 || Speaker: Erik Bork || Check-in: 12:30 pm || What usually sinks a project lies in the basic idea for the story—what we might communicate in a “logline” of a sentence or two, or a brief synopsis in a query letter, or a quick verbal pitch. Most of the time, it all […]

Read more

Immersive Writing – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 || Speaker: Evette Vargas || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Evette Vargas, will walk you through the fundamentals of immersive writing, the do’s and don’ts of the form, and how it differentiates itself from traditional writing, so you can get started in building your world.   Members only, Sign-In Here

Read more