Screenwriting Group: Scene Readings

  • July 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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SF SCREENWRITERS BIMONTHLY MEETUP

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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  • Glenn D.

    fun, informative, offered specific ideas to improve my story

    July 10

  • David G H.

    Good turnout for mid-summer. Also had follow-up chats after the readings. Good show

    July 10

  • eileen

    good mix of different perspectives and different experience levels. i enjoyed it!

    July 10

  • steve h.

    It was good to have so many people with industry experience. I hope they all come back :)

    2 · July 10

  • JANUARY G.

    The group was enlightening and insightful. Individuals who are interested in learning about the politics and standardize procedures for successful screenwriting should . consider joining the group. The level of professionalism and the group's ability to accurately critic various aspects of a script was impressive.

    2 · July 10

  • Jacques H.

    Always a positive experience. Always areas of growth for me, At the very least a forum for practicing one's analysis skills and to practice giving supportive feedback.

    2 · July 10

  • Virginia

    I've ten pages of a script that I'm bringing. With 5 characters. We don't have to read all of it. Thanks

    July 9

    • Philip D.

      That's great, Virginia. We should be able to read it all. See you tonight!

      July 9

    • Virginia

      Looking forward to it.

      July 9

  • Virginia

    Well I guess I should of read all the way down. Thanks.

    July 5

    • steve h.

      5-7 pages marked for parts, enough for all actors and a few spares

      July 8

  • eileen

    i'm going to have to be a bit late if that's ok? about 20 min/depending on parking.

    July 8

    • steve h.

      there is a parking garage on 21st- not cheap but convenient

      1 · July 8

  • Virginia

    What should I bring?

    July 5

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