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Reader’s Gauntlet: No One Just Walks into a Scene ~ Webinar

Event Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020 || Speaker: Nikki Syreeta  || Start time: 1:00 pm PST || Writers are submitting thousands of scripts a cycle to competitions and production executives. They all have the same format (you hope) and more than one will undoubtedly have the same idea as you. So how do you make […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP) ~ Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020

Submissions are now OPEN! Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020   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 […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) ~ Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020

Submissions are now open! Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020   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 […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP) ~ Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020

Submissions are now OPEN! Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020   CONTACT:  Director at 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 […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) ~ Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020

  Submissions are now open! Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020 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 […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP) ~ Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020

Submissions are now OPEN! Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020 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 […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP) ~ Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020

Submissions are now OPEN! Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020   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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Reader’s Gauntlet: No One Just Walks into a Scene – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020 || Speaker: Nikki Syreeta  || Start time: 1:00 pm PST || Writers are submitting thousands of scripts a cycle to competitions and production executives. They all have the same format (you hope) and more than one will undoubtedly have the same idea as you. So how do you make your […]

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UPDATE on SWN events…

Due to continued reports of the Coronavirus, we want to proactively protect SWN’s attendees in our community, as we value the health and safety of every person who attends our events and the events we participate in. We have cancelled the live ‘in person’ events at this time, and will keep monitoring the CDC and […]

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Script Analysis ~ Readers Class ~ Webinar

Event Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020 || Speaker: Melessa Y. Sargent  || Start time: 1:00 pm PST || 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 […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP) ~ Early bird Deadline: July 1, 2020 – CLOSED

Submissions are now OPEN! Early bird Deadline: 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 […]

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