Breaking In: Everything You Need To Know To Become A Working Feature or TV Writer

Event Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 || Speaker: Lee Jessup || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

In this candid talk with career coach, author and studio & network consultant Lee Jessup, learn the realities, secrets, challenges and keys to going from emerging to professional screenwriter in today’s unique industry climate. During our time together we will explore what it really takes to land representation, get into a feature or television writing program, staff on a television show, sell a spec or a pilot, or land a writing assignment. See more details below.


**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.

More details:


Lee Jessup is a career coach for professional and emerging screenwriters, a twice-published, best-selling author, and consultant whose expertise have been utilized by major studios and networks. Lee’s clients include writers who have major spec, pilot and pitch sales under their belts, staffed television writers, television writing program fellows, Hit List, Blood List and Black List writers, as well as writers just beginning to chart their professional course. Lee is the author of BREAKING IN: TALES FROM THE SCREENWRITING TRENCHES (Focal Press) and GETTING IN WRITE: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO A SCREENWRITING CAREER (MWP). She instructs and mentors writers chosen for Universal Studios’ prestigious Emerging Writers Fellowship, and also consults with NBC International.  Lee’s professional background includes a stint as a working screenwriter, a development executive, and the director of Lee is a mentor for Final Draft’s Big Break contest winners, as well as ISA’s Fast Track contest winners. She has appeared in countless screenwriting conferences and panels domestically, abroad, and online, is a contributor to Script Magazine, and has been the interview subject of countless podcasts. Never too far from the industry, Lee resides in Los Angeles with her family.



Join us on the Third Saturday every month at:

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604


Free Parking — Enter the CBS* lot at the main gate & inform security you are there for the Scriptwriters Network event.

*You must RSVP by the deadline mentioned above in order to be on our RSVP list for Security clearance onto CBS’ lot. If you do not RSVP by the date above, you may not be allowed onto CBS’ lot.

You’ll be asked for your government issued photo ID, and then given directions to the meeting location. You may park in any available space on the lot, unless CBS’ Security directs you to a park at a different area.

As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.


Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm

Please remember to bring a picture ID and your SWN Membership Card!

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