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The Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing

Event Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 || Speaker: Jessica Brawner || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Are you a screenwriter or aspiring author thinking about writing a book? Have you wondered how on earth to get published? Have you thought about self-publishing? Haven’t tried it but are curious about what’s involved? See more details below. IMPORTANT: […]

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Friday Night Social ~ May 5, 2017 ~ Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

Event Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 || 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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One-On-One with Writer and Co-Executive Producer Keto Shimizu

Event Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 || Speaker: Keto Shimizu || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Writer and Co-Executive Producer who will discuss a variety of topics, including, writing strong characters, developing a compelling premise and/or story, how to pitch your project, among other topics. See more details below. IMPORTANT: For security […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP) ~ Early bird Deadline: May 15, 2017

2017 Submissions are now OPEN! April 1 – June 30  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 career counseling […]

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Forensic Science Boot Camp

  || Event Date: ALL DAY, Saturday, June 24, 2017 || || Speaker: Jennifer Dornbush || Check-in: 8:30 am 9:00-5:00 pm (Lunch Break: 12-2pm) Writers who want to incorporate authentic forensic elements can find it daunting to know where to start. If you struggle to sound authentic when writing forensics into your story, this class if […]

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Television Outreach Program (TOP) ~ Early bird Deadline: May 15, 2017

2017 Submissions are now OPEN! April 1 – June 30      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 […]

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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2016 Submissions are now CLOSED! See more information below.   CONTACT:  Director at hop@scriptwritersnetwork.org   The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so they may learn the skills necessary to help them achieve their goal of obtaining representation, selling or optioning their work, and/or landing a writing assignment. This program is for feature […]

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High Concept Screenplay Program

    HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY PROGRAM 2016 Submissions are now CLOSED! CONTACT:  Director – highconcept@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 – the idea is king (e.g. “Big”) has […]

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Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Parts 1, 2 & 3

(May 14, 2016 – From L to R: SWN President Melessa Y. Sargent; Speakers Julie Janata, Karen Kirkland, Evette Vargas, Itai Grunfeld, Cristen Aery Clear and Moderator T. Diane Anderson)   A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV writing programs. The discussions explored the application submission processes for […]

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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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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 […]

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

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 […]

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Dating Your Character

Event Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 || Speaker: Marilyn R. Atlas || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Creating three-dimensional, non-stereotypical characters. Based on Ms. Atlas’ book, “Dating Your Character.” IMPORTANT: **The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events. Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary […]

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How to Write & Produce your own Movie & Find Distribution

Event Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 || Speaker: Bryan Michael Stoller || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Stoller will talk about how to write and produce your own movie and get it into distribution! See more details below. IMPORTANT: For security purposes, please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017. **Please note that each guest […]

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