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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) ~ Regular Deadline ~ September 30, 2016

  2016 Submissions are now OPEN! 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. PROCESS: Phase One: Two readers will […]

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2-Day Writing Challenge ~ Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016

  Event Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016 and Sunday, October 2, 2016 || Check-in: 8:30 am || Time Frame: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.   IMPORTANT: Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016 ~ as we need a head count.    ARE YOU READY? Need a place to write with other writers? Need some writing […]

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Friday Night Social ~ October 7, 2016 ~ NEW LOCATION

Event Date: Friday, October 7, 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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Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP)

  2016 Submissions are now OPEN! 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.   PROCESS: Phase One: […]

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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: 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 […]

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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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Mastering the Short Pitch – write-up

  Mastering the Short Pitch Speaker: Danny Manus Written by Annette Semerdjian Saturday, August 20, 2016 Danny Manus is the CEO of No BullScript Consulting and can help you master the short pitch for your film or TV series. Pitch Prep and Strategies Practice your pitch beforehand. Find a pitch buddy and gauge their reactions. […]

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Writing for Animation – write-up

  Scriptwriters Network  Writing for Animation Presenters: Bill Freiberger, Craig Miller, Deborah Crane, Jack Enyart and Scott Russell Saturday, August 13, 2016 Written by Monique’a A. Matthews A decorated group of panelists gave insight on writing for animation. Even though they come from different genres of animation, their answers to the first question of the […]

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Writing for Animation – write-up

  Writing for Animation Presenters: Scott Russell, Jack Enyart, Deborah Crane, Craig Miller and Bill Freiberger Written by Raven Burnes Saturday, August 13, 2016 Scott Russell spent eight years as Creative Director for Fox Kids, and was the senior editor of Fox Kids magazine. This gave him experience writing in the voices of different characters. […]

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Creating New Media Content for a Diverse and Digital Revolution – write-up

  Creating New Media Content for a Diverse and Digital Revolution Speakers: Rolla Selbak and Brittany Ashley Saturday, July 16, 2016 Written by Annette Semerdjian Independent filmmakers and writers, Rolla Selbak and Brittany Ashley, started where many people are now in their scriptwriting careers; as someone with talent and a voice trying to break into […]

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