What we're about

This is a group for all levels of screenwriters, as well as actors, filmmakers and other industry professionals who live in the metro Cleveland area. Come meet other people with a passion for film and writing, share scripts, receive feedback, participate in a table read or writing exercises, and have a meaningful night out.

The goal of this group is to provide an ongoing forum for members to improve their skills, collaborate, and build relationships. We want to help you accomplish your personal goals.

Now in our second year, we have formed a talented core group who thoroughly enjoys being with each other and is always welcoming to new members.

We look forward to meeting you!

Meeting format:

We usually start our meetings with a quick introduction that includes information on what the writer is currently working on and their interests. We read a script before the meeting, either from one of our members or one from a produced movie. Along with the script review, we may discuss:

•Log Lines and Pitches
•Character and Plot Development
•Dialogue
•Industry News
•Goal Setting

Recommended Reading

• The Screenwriter's WorkbookSyd Field

• Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies That Get Made -Alex Epstein

• What They Don't Teach You In Film School -Camille Landau and Tiare White

• Screenwriter's & Playwright's Market -Chuck Sambuchino

• The Hollywood Standard -Christopher Riley

Here's a list of other popular industry books that get frequently referenced:

• Adventures In The Screen Trade by William Goldman

• The Art Of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

• Making A Good Script Great by Linda Seger

• On Directing Film by David Mamet

• Save The Cat! by Blake Snyder

• Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field

• The Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trottier

• Story by Robert McKee

• Writing Movies For Fun And Profit by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

• The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers by Christopher Vogler

Must-Have Email Subscriptions

http://goodinaroom.com/

https://blcklst.com/

http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/

http://www.thebitchpack.com/

http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/

https://www.finaldraft.com/

http://voyagemedia.com/

Best Place To Start Looking For Scripts (other than googling for the specific pdf)

http://www.simplyscripts.com/

Upcoming events (5+)

Screenwriter Meet Up

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Powers Branch

• What we'll do After introductions, anyone who completes their voluntary homework assignment will have a chance to have it read in table read style by members of the group. As a reminder, the assignment was: Write a scene or short story where a new technology is given to us by aliens. Have fun with it, be creative. Then, we will break up into smaller groups and come up with a short story based on a prompt. Time permitted, each group will share their story. • What to bring An open mind and good attitude. It doesn't matter if you are an experienced writer or just looking to get started ---we are here to help everyone improve. Any questions contact [masked]

Screenwriter Meet Up

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Powers Branch

• What we'll do After introductions, anyone who completes their voluntary homework assignment will have a chance to have it read in table read style by members of the group. As a reminder, the assignment was to write "a 1 minute story", something that can be made into a 1 minute film. It can be any genre you choose. Have fun with it, be creative. Then, we will break up into smaller groups and come up with a short story based on a prompt. Time permitted, each group will share their story. • What to bring An open mind and good attitude. • Important to know

Screenwriter Meet Up

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Powers Branch

• What we'll do After introductions, anyone who completes their voluntary homework assignment will have a chance to have it read in table read style by members of the group. As a reminder, the assignment was to write "a 1 minute story", something that can be made into a 1 minute film. It can be any genre you choose. Have fun with it, be creative. Then, we will break up into smaller groups and come up with a short story based on a prompt. Time permitted, each group will share their story. • What to bring An open mind and good attitude. • Important to know

Screenwriter Meet Up

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Powers Branch

• What we'll do After introductions, anyone who completes their voluntary homework assignment will have a chance to have it read in table read style by members of the group. As a reminder, the assignment was to write "a 1 minute story", something that can be made into a 1 minute film. It can be any genre you choose. Have fun with it, be creative. Then, we will break up into smaller groups and come up with a short story based on a prompt. Time permitted, each group will share their story. • What to bring An open mind and good attitude. • Important to know

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Screenwriter Meet Up

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Powers Branch

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