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How To Write Inclusively: An Analysis & How To Guide

|| Event Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021 || || Speaker: Ashwini Prasad ||  || Start time: 1:00 pm PST || This event explores the history of film and TV, exclusion, racism and some current statistics. You will learn how to make your storytelling more inclusive with some tips from the book, “How To Write Inclusively: […]

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Friday Night Social “Networking” Event – February 5th

|| Event Date:  FRIDAY, February 5, 2021 || || Start time:  5:30 pm PST ||   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 and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much […]

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Just Write Now

|| Event Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021 || || Speaker: Suzanne Gundersen ||  || Start time: 1:00 pm PST || Just Write Now is a class to learn and experience how to naturally & easily clear blocks, get focused, and just write now!  Distractions got your focus?  Is your writing stuck?  Can’t get the words […]

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

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP)

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 title – […]

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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 selling their […]

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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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One-On-One with Writer and Executive Producer Jeff Abugov

“Scriptwriters Network Presents….” This event is with a Writer and Executive 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. GUESTS:JEFF ABUGOV Melessa Y. Sargent — Moderator Jeff Abugov graduated from Concordia University Film School in Montreal where his […]

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Crafting Compelling Characters and Developing Conflict that Readers Can’t Resist – Webinar

“Scriptwriters Network Presents….” Readers need to believe in the writer’s characters; care about their plight; share in their joy. Join USA Today bestselling author Russell Nohelty as he discusses how he crafts compelling characters that create layers within a story, and how to drive conflict within your story that creates a world that readers don’t want […]

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Audio – Crafting Compelling Characters and Developing Conflict that Readers Can’t Resist – Webinar

“Scriptwriters Network Presents….” Readers need to believe in the writer’s characters; care about their plight; share in their joy. Join USA Today bestselling author Russell Nohelty as he discusses how he crafts compelling characters that create layers within a story, and how to drive conflict within your story that creates a world that readers don’t want […]

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PreWrite Webinar

“Scriptwriters Network Presents….”   If you can’t see how your story develops, how do you know if it’s any good? Any screenwriter can improve the quality of their story by using Prewrite, because it visualizes the script. GUEST: DAVID ROGERS Founding Partner at Prewrite Melessa Y. Sargent — Moderator When you see how your content develops in […]

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