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Screenwriting Group: Scene Readings


Come to our regularly scheduled meeting to receive feedback on your script and to share feedback with other group members. Here’s how we do it:

1. Bring up to ten (10) pages of your screenplay. If you don’t have a script, come anyway!
2. Make enough copies for every reading part, plus a few extras.
3. It helps to write the name of the character you want the person to read on each copy and to highlight that character’s name each time they speak.
4. When giving feedback, say what you like about the script, then give constructive feedback in a respectful way, then elaborate on what you like about the script. It’s a happy feedback sandwich!
5. Be ridiculously nice to the Borderlands staff. They’re awesome for letting us hold our meetings there.

We have our regular scene-reading meetups on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. On the first Wednesday of each month, we select one member’s full script to read and we provide feedback on the whole thing. If you want us to read your full script, please send me a note by clicking the Contact button.

Our meeting is at Borderlands Cafe, 870 Valencia St. (between 19th and 20th streets), in San Francisco’s Mission District. The location is easily accessible via BART (Mission & 16th or 24th Street), MUNI 14 or 49 bus or the J-Church.  

We encourage, but do not require members to buy drinks and/or food from Borderlands – especially the coconut chocolate chip cookies, ‘cause damn! We do ask everyone to stuff $1-$5 in the tip jar at every meeting because karma totally works.

If you have any questions, contact me any time.

Your lovin’,
Phil Dyer

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  • David G H.

    Great turnout. Lively feedback.

    April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group!

    April 23, 2014

  • steve h.

    Good crowd. Good material.

    April 23, 2014

  • Melanie

    Sorry I couldn't make it tonight, and meant to cancel this afternoon. Hope to make it next time.

    April 23, 2014

  • Johanna W.

    I'm wondering if a spot is open for this evening. I don't have anything ready to read but what to checkout the group to possibly participate soon.

    April 23, 2014

    • steve h.

      Just come on by. Usually more people sign up than show up :)

      April 23, 2014

  • Richard J.

    I'm hoping to meet SF screenwriters and see what's in the production pipeline as a storyboarder

    April 23, 2014

  • jay c.

    probably won't make it tonight, unless I can hook up with a ride from Santa Rosa. If someone is driving from anywhere near SR and can offer a ride, please call me[masked], Jay

    April 23, 2014

  • steve h.

    April 23, 2014

  • Javy415

    Hi im new here i dont have a script can i still go?

    April 22, 2014

  • Beanz

    I decided to pick up a shift at work that ends at 6, so I'll be late.
    Also, I won't be able to get to a printer until then, so I won't have outline stuff to show, but I promise I'm making them!

    April 21, 2014

  • Gigi

    Anyone driving from the mid peninsula area (Menlo Park) ?

    April 21, 2014

  • Guilherme L.

    Cool to bring 2 pg treatments as well?

    April 17, 2014

  • steve h.

    A cool little sci-fi flick on Netflix: "Mr. Nobody"

    April 16, 2014

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