Chili’s Fundraiser/Give Back Event ~ August 28, 2014

       CHILI’S IS PROUD           TO SUPPORT     The Scriptwriters Network Foundation, Inc. Fundraiser   Let Chili’s do the cooking while we support The Scriptwriters Network at the same time.  With each flyer (below) presented on Thursday,  August 28, 2014, Chili’s will donate 20% of the event day sales […]

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Friday Night Social ~ September 5, 2014

Event Date: Friday, September 5, 2014 || 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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2-Day Writing Challenge – September 6-7, 2014

Event Dates: Saturday, September 6 through  Sunday, September 7, 2014 || Check-in: 8:00 AM || Time Frame: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM each day ||   ARE YOU READY? Need a place to write with other writers? Need some writing discipline? Need to unleash your creativity over two whole days? Are you up to the challenge to meet a writing deadline? A few pages? A […]

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Crafting a Compelling Protagonist

Event Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 || Speaker: Ruth Atkinson || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Crafting a compelling, emotionally engaging character is a key element of a successful screenplay that grabs the reader, attracts stars and ultimately connects with the audience.   For security purposes, you must REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014 or you will not be admitted onto the lot. […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  We are currently accepting submissions: NEXT DEADLINE:  September 20, 2014    CONTACT:  Jim Sarantinos, Co-Director and/or John Thomas, Co-Director at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org   Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) provides feature writers with script analysis and access to production companies, agents, and managers.    BENEFITS: Entries receive extensive analysis/development notes (5-10 pages) from at least two professional readers.  The program’s objective is […]

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High Concept Screenplay Competition

    5th ANNUAL HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION We are currently accepting submissions, see below for deadline dates.   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 premise – […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

Submissions Are Now Closed.   CONTACT:  Hoda Shoukry, Co-Director and/or Mark Litton, Co-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 […]

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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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Photos From June 14, 2014 – Digital Series: The Now of Television

http:// Event Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 || Speakers: Brad Bell and Jane Espenson ||  Group Photo L to R: SWN President Melessa Sargent; Speaker Brad Bell; Speaker Jane Espenson & SWN Vice President Jim Sarantinos.

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Photos From May 17, 2014 – The Legal and Business Aspects of Writing for Film and Television

http:// Event Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 || Speaker: Paul Levine Group Photo L to R: SWN President Melessa Sargent; Speaker Paul Levine & SWN Vice President Jim Sarantinos.

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Photos From December 6, 2013 – Friday Night Social

http:// Event Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti

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Photos From May 10, 2014 – How Women Writers Have Changed Our Screens

http:// Event Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 || Speaker: Jacque Edmonds Cofer & Kellie Griffin Group Photo L to R SWN President Melessa Sargent;  Speaker Kellie Griffin; Speaker Jacque Edmonds Cofer and SWN Vice President Jim Sarantinos.

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