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Membership Drive ~ December 2016

We are offering new members and existing members the chance to sign up for a one year Membership for the special prices of $90 and $50 ~ see below. Join the Scriptwriter’s Network!   From December 1st until December 31st, year-long memberships are 25-45% off! REGULAR MEMBERSHIP: $90 (25% off its original price) STUDENT / SENIOR […]

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Actresses and Actors – What Writers Need To Know – Part 2

Event Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 || Speakers: Adrienne Wilkinson, Mandy June Turpin – “Additional panelist being confirmed ” || Check-in: 12:30 pm || The panel discussion will focus on Actors and Actresses working with writers, the relationship, the writer’s room, the script, etc. The discussion will also focus on submitting to and contacting Actors and Actresses, the […]

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Holiday Hiatus – No Event Scheduled December 17, 2016

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 || Holiday Hiatus ||   Due to the Holiday Season ~ there will be no meeting scheduled on this date. Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season! Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org

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Holiday Hiatus – No Event Scheduled December 24, 2016

Date: Saturday, December 24, 2016 || Holiday Hiatus ||   Due to the Holiday Season ~ there will be no meeting scheduled on this date. Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season! Any questions, email us at info@scriptwritersnetwork.org

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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 Competition

    HIGH CONCEPT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2016 Submissions are now CLOSED! CONTACT: Director – competition@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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Television Outreach Program (TOP)

 2016 Submissions are now closed!    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 services, landing writing assignments, and/or […]

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2016 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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Script Analysis Readers Class

Event Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017 || Speaker: Bill Lundy  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Yes, it’s time again to offer our periodic Readers Training/Script Analysis Class for Feature Films and Television. The purpose of this class is twofold: For you, the member or guest, it gives a solid grounding in script analysis – how to […]

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One-On-One with Development Executive: Micho Rutare

Event Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 || Speaker: Micho Rutare || Check-in: 12:30 pm || This event is with a Development Executive who will discuss a variety of topics, including, how to approach an executive, how to pitch your project, how to package your project, inception and development, made-for-television and direct-to-DVD, among other topics. See more […]

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How Embracing Transmedia can Supercharge Your Career

Event Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 || Speakers: Maytal Gilboa, Neo Edmund, Joelle Sellner and Russell Nohelty  || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Transmedia is a Hollywood buzzword these days, but what does it mean? How can it help your career? Why is it so important for the future of our industry? Join moderator Russell Nohelty […]

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Comedy is Cruelty – write-up

Comedy Is Cruelty (And Other Secrets Revealed) Speaker: John Vorhaus Written by Annette Semerdjian Saturday, October 8, 2016   How did you begin as a writer? Practiced handwriting and started writing stories as a kid He knew he was a writer in college Went to advertising after college but left before money became too important […]

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