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Atlanta Screenwriters Anonymous Message Board › Table Readings vs. Studio Meetings

Table Readings vs. Studio Meetings

Nick S.
Group Organizer
Atlanta, GA
Post #: 54
There has been some confusion about our two meeting types, so here's a clarification.

ASA typically holds two meetings per month. Each meeting has one primary activity, as follows:

1) Table readings (the first meeting of each month), where volunteers act out all of the parts, and a narrator reads the action. It is literally a read-through, in real time. After, we do a group critique.

Table Readings are best for scripts that are well-developed. We typically read the first act, or roughly 20 pages. We do two readings per meeting.

For even more detail, please read this page devoted to our table readings:­

2) Studio meetings (the mid-month meeting), where attendees read the material on their own before the meeting, and then we discuss the material as a group. Attendees come prepared with specific feedback and notes for the writers. Unlike the table readings, we do NOT act out the script. Instead, we have an interactive discussion about the writing - what's working, and what could be improved. We typically cover 2-3 writings.

We are open to a wider range of material for the studio meetings - treatments, sequences, outlines. We do ask that you limit the total number of pages: 20 pages for script excerpts, about 10 pages for treatments.

If you have attended at least one meeting and are interested in submitting work for either meeting, send your material as a PDF attachment to­ Please include your name, the title of the work, the genre, a logline if you have one, and the meeting type requested - table reading or studio meeting. We will review the material to be sure it will work for our meetings. If approved, we work with you to schedule the meeting.

Goes without saying, but you retain all rights to anything you submit. Our only goal is to help you get to that next step with your work!

As always, please be sure to read each meeting announcement for the specific agenda and topics to be covered.

If you have any questions, contact an organizer.

Thanks all! Looking forward to seeing your work!
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