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Anatomy of a Premise Line: Mastering Premise and Story Development for Screenwriters

Event Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 || Speaker: Jeff Lyons  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || If a screenplay (or novel) is going to fail, it will first do so at the premise level. Consequently, knowing how to create, design and validate a story idea are essential skills every writer needs in their toolbox. The premise […]

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Hiatus ~ No Friday Night Social event on November 1, 2019

  Event Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft Software. The Friday Night Social “NETWORKING” Event is on hiatus until February 2020.   ~~~~~~~~~ We look forward to seeing you at our next Friday Night Social “Networking” event in February 2020! We hope you will be ready to NETWORK!!   To view our […]

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Pitch Boot Camp

Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 || Speaker: Melessa Y. Sargent  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Pitch Boot Camp (PBC) is designed to drill prospective screenwriters into delivering professional, concise and interesting pitches comfortably and sincerely to anyone at any time in any place under any conditions. See more details below:   IMPORTANT: For security purposes, please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, […]

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Hiatus ~ No Friday Night Social event on December 6, 2019

  Event Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft Software. The Friday Night Social “NETWORKING” Event is on hiatus until February 2020.   ~~~~~~~~~ We look forward to seeing you at our next Friday Night Social “Networking” event in February 2020! We hope you will be ready to NETWORK!!   To view our […]

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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 and/or screenplays only.   […]

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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 […]

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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 Producer Sonja Warfield – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 || Speaker: Sonja Warfield || 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, hooking your reader, script development, among other topics. Members only, Sign-In Here

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Pitch Boot Camp – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 || Speaker: Melessa Y. Sargent  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Pitch Boot Camp (PBC) is designed to drill prospective screenwriters into delivering professional, concise and interesting pitches comfortably and sincerely to anyone at any time in any place under any conditions.   Members only, Sign-In Here

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One-On-One with Writer and Producer Sonja Warfield

Event Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 || Speaker: Sonja Warfield || 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, hooking your reader, script development, among other topics.  See more details below.   IMPORTANT: […]

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Holiday Hiatus – No Event Scheduled December 21, 2019

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 || Holiday Hiatus ||   Due to the Holiday Season ~ there will be no meeting scheduled on this date.   Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!   To view our upcoming events, please click here.   Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org

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