Writing the Script that Launches Your Career


Event Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 || Speaker: Corey Mandell || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

What if most of what’s being taught about screenwriting and TV writing is wrong? What if the rules, paradigms and secrets widely touted in books, seminars and classes not only don’t improve your chances of making it, but could actually sabotage you? And what if there were specific skill sets nobody talks about that could dramatically boost your chance for success? 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: 

Course Description

* Learn what kind of scripts agents and managers are looking for in the current marketplace – and what kind of scripts will get you ignored

* The specific skills required to write a script that can launch your career

* Avoid the common writer mistakes that can sink your chances

* How to get an agent or manager to read your script – and how to know when your script is ready to be read by an agent or manager

In the past two years, Corey Mandell has had 57 students and clients sell or option scripts with dozens more landing writing assignments on such shows as CommunityJustifiedBonesThe MentalistThe FostersYoung and HungryPlaying HouseUp All NightRosewoodMarvel’s Agents of ShieldState of AffairsStitchersMozart in the JungleBoJack Horseman, Treme, Jane the Virgin and The Leftovers.

An extremely well executed spec script is required to break into the business, yet too many writers waste valuable time writing a script with little to no chance at success.

This seminar covers what agents and managers are looking for in today’s marketplace and shares the best ways to launch a career.   It also provides the specific tools required to write screenplays at a professional level.

Corey Mandell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Meg Ryan, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.


Corey is also a distinguished instructor at UCLA, where he earned his MFA. His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, FX, USA Network, Lifetime, CBS, HBO, MTV and AMC.

“When I get in trouble with a story, there are only two sources to which I turn for help – and Corey is one of them.”Paul Haggis, two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Casino Royale)

“If you are committed to becoming a better screenwriter, Corey’s classes can help you.” — Jennifer Soskin, Director of Development and Production at HBO films

“The skills I’ve learned from Corey have become my secret weapon in the writer’s room. Anyone that has the opportunity to take his courses — consider yourself one of the lucky ones. I know I do.”Tamara Carter, Staff Writer on HBO’s The Leftovers


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!

Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org.

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