Everything The Writer Needs To Know About Independent Film, But Was Afraid To Ask.

Event Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 || Speaker: Brian Herskowitz || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

What scripts are most likely to get made and why?  How to go about independently producing a low to ultra-low budget script?  How much time should the writer put into the budget?  What about genre?  What are some of the crucial elements that will help assure the greatest possibility for success?  Your burning questions answered.


After the discussion, Brian will be pleased to sign copies of his book PROCESS TO PRODUCT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SCREENWRITING, available at special member prices.



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


Check-in begins at 12:30 pmEvent starts at 1:00 pm.

No Refunds. No Credits.


Brian Herskowitz_2014_p2p-1Brian Herskowitz – Writer/Producer/Director

Brian’s career spans nearly 30 years in the film and TV industries. He’s worked on fantasy series such as THE LEGENDARY JOURNEY’S OF HERCULES, comedies like BLOSSOM, DREAM ON, and the wartime drama TOUR OF DUTY. Brian directed the award winning fantasy short ODESSA OR BUST starring academy award winner RED BUTTONS, SEINFELD’s JASON ALEXANDER, GEORGE WENDT from CHEERS, Golden Globe nominee RACHAEL CHAGALL, and JASON SCHWARTZMAN of SAVING MR. BANKS.


As a writer or producer Brian has had several films theatrically distributed including MUSICAL CHAIRS, TIO PAPI, and the horror classic THE PHOTOGRAPHER. He just wrapped the haunted-house-horror feature UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT, which he co-wrote, and is set to release the fantasy-comedy BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS which he recently produced for director Allan Katz. He’s slated to produce two films back to back, SUSPENDED, and AN INVISIBLE MAN.


Brian is an executive the Horror Equity Fund (www.horrorequityfund.com) a horror genre focused equity funding platform, and has an ongoing relationship with Co-Op Productions (NEVER AGAIN, THE GUITAR). As a teacher, Brian has over 20 years with such prestigious schools as Writer’s Bootcamp, UCLA Extensions, and he is currently the lead faculty at Boston University in Los Angeles Writer in Hollywood Program. Brian’s recently published textbook on screenwriting is currently available at amazon.com, and via his website www.brianherskowitz.com.


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’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 they direct you to a parking structure during special events).

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!

Any questions, email us at info@scriptwrite

Twitter Instagram Tumblr Pinterest Meetup Facebook Email