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Short Story to Script

Event Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 || Speaker: Nancy Shiffrin || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Nancy Shiffrin will share the process of turning her short story “War Story” into her script “Allison’s War.”  See more details below. ALLISON’S WAR is available from Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/shop/nancy-shiffrin/allisons-war/ebook/product-22551579.html   IMPORTANT: **The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for […]

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Friday Night Social ~ June 3, 2016

Event Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan […]

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So You Want to Be a TV Drama Writer?

Event Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 || Speakers: Tawnya Bhattacharya, Ali Laventhol, Davy Perez and Miranda Kwok || Check-in: 12:30 pm || A distinguished panel of tv drama writers will share insight into what it takes to get into and succeed in a TV Drama Writers’ Room. For security purposes, please REGISTER before 10:00 pm […]

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IMPROV FOR WRITERS: How the Rules and Games of Improv Comedy Help Writers Write.

Event Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 || Speaker: Jorjeana Marie || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Is there an easily accessible way to circumvent writer’s block? Is it possible to have confidence in what you have created? Can you actually increase your creative output? Yes, and…!!! See more details below. IMPORTANT: For security purposes, please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2016. **Please note that each […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2015 Submissions are Closed!   CONTACT:  Director at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org   Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) provides feature writers with in-dept script analysis and access to production companies, agents, and managers.  The program is run twice yearly, from July 1 to November 30 and January 1 to May 31.   BENEFITS: Entries receive extensive, in-depth story and […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    6th ANNUAL HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2015 Submissions are Closed  Winners listed below (as of 3/23/2016)   CONTACT: Joe Kondash, Director – jkondash@scriptwritersnetwork.org   DESCRIPTION: The High Concept Screenplay Competition 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 […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

Submissions Are Closed Winners listed below (as of February 3, 2016)   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 […]

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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:   Program Director(s) – Manage the coordination and administration of all aspects of a program and will direct the services […]

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Short Story to Script – Members Only

Event Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 || Speaker: Nancy Shiffrin || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Nancy Shiffrin will share the process of turning her short story “War Story” into her script “Allison’s War.” Members only, Sign-In Here

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Brainstorming Technique – The Blank From Hell

  Article by Steve Kaire (05/2016) There are a dozen brainstorming techniques that aid writers in instantly creating original movie ideas. Think of them as shortcuts to the creative process. One of the best brainstorming techniques is “The Blank From Hell.” The way it works is like this. You need to substitute a noun that […]

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Video – TV Writers Panel: Inside the TV Writing Room

“Scriptwriters Network Speaker Series Presents….”     Season 1, Episode 4: Opportunities for television writers with fresh voices and unique perspectives continue to expand as networks, cable outlets and players like Netflix and Amazon Studios, ramp up production of original scripted television shows. Working with the showrunner/head writer Pitching story ideas Breaking stories Writing outlines […]

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What Readers Are Looking For

  Article by Steve Kaire (05/2016) When a reader looks at your script, you’re being judged on two basic levels, quantity and quality. First, a reader will turn to the back page of your script to see how long it is. Scripts should be 90-100 pages long. Those coming in longer than that will hit […]

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