What we're about

A monthly Sunday Meetup of film and television writers looking to gain feedback on their scripts and provide critiques for fellow members. Accepted formats include original TV pilots, TV specs, feature film, short film, miniseries and webisodes.

The deadlines for script submissions are always 1 WEEK PRIOR to each Meetup and pages can be emailed to culverwriters@gmail.com. Out of respect for our writers who are working hard to meet these deadlines, any scripts received after the due date cannot be included.

Scripts are distributed via email to RSVPs shortly after the deadline so that everyone has time to read the projects before the Meetup (we don't read any scripts aloud).

We have a 5 project cap for each session. Scripts will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis prior to the deadline. Please note that an RSVP does not guarantee a spot for your script. If we have more than 5 submissions, only the first 5 will be accepted.

If you'd like to participate but aren't ready to submit your own work, that's ok, too! All members are welcome at critiques. Just make sure we have your email for script distro.

For "Film & TV Scripts Critique" Sessions:

Submit up to 30 pages of your draft for feedback as well as ALL PRECEDING pages for reference. Make sure your email specifies which 30 pages you'd like to cover in your critique. While attendees are not obligated to read more than 30 pages per writer, it's helpful to include the previous acts.

For Full Feature and TV Spec Sessions:

Submit your ENTIRE draft for feedback. These are once-a-year Meetups and spaces are limited. Email culverwriters@gmail.com to reserve a spot for your script. We'll take up to 2 features and up to 4 TV specs each session.

FORMATTING:

Pages should be formatted in industry standard with a title page, numbered pages, and saved in PDF. Feel free to include a logline or short synopsis on the page following your title page (ii). For TV specs DO include a "previously on" paragraph. Neither of these count against your page total.

CANCELLATIONS:

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP STATUS. If your pages have already been emailed out to the group and you cannot attend the scheduled Meetup, you MUST contact the organizer so the group can be notified. We will not tolerate preparing feedback for no-shows (!) and emergencies aside, this may result in you being let go from the group.

COPYRIGHT:

Our expectation is that all scripts shared within the group are the sole property of the person who wrote them. Scripts are not to be shared outside the group or distributed for any purpose other than CCWG critique sessions. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that you register all your work with the US Copyright Office or the WGA. Protecting your work is your responsibility.

WRITER RESOURCES:

Sample outlines, scripts & pitches (Film and TV): https://johnaugust.com/library

Produced feature scripts:

https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/script-download-links-9313356d361c

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5lHQAVEce61clFSSzVJbHR4bUk

Produced TV scripts:

https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/us-drama/pilot-scripts

https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/us-comedy/pilot-scripts

http://thetelevisionpilot.com/script-database/

Sample TV bibles & pitches: https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/bibles

VENUE:

Our location is not in Culver City, but it IS Culver City adjacent! (a.k.a Playa Vista). Parking is FREE and a campus map will be distributed with your pages.

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS/SUGGESTIONS:

Please message or email the organizer directly.

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[ONLINE] Film & TV Scripts Critique

Online event

This is an ONLINE script workshop for film and TV projects. We'll critique up to 4 scripts, with a max of 30 pages per writer. Scripts are due 1 WEEK prior to the Meetup (see details below) and RSVPs receive a Cisco Webex meeting link along with their pages. NEW MEMBERS: Email [masked] to receive scripts. SCRIPT DEADLINE: Script submissions are due MONDAY, JUNE 22nd by 5:00 PM (PDT) via email to: [masked]. Writers are welcome to submit their project anytime before the deadline. We can accommodate 12 attendees at each Meetup, but we only have 4 script spots available. Projects are accepted via email on a first-come first-served basis prior to the deadline. You will receive a confirmation email if your script was accepted. Attendance is mandatory for all writers who submit their own scripts. WHAT TO SUBMIT: -- SCRIPT: email your submission in PDF to the above address -- TITLE PAGE: include your project name (+ "pilot" for TV) -- CONTACT (optional): include an email address on your title page if you wish to receive additional feedback/notes from group members -- FORMAT: specify feature, short, half hour TV, or one hour TV -- LOGLINE/SYNOPSIS (optional): use page ii after your title page -- 30 pages max (not including your title/logline/synopsis) -- include all preceding pages as reference (i.e.: if you're submitting pages 31-60 for critique then send a PDF of pages 1-60) RSVPS: If your plans change, be sure to UPDATE YOUR RSVP to "not going". A waitlisted writer cannot take your spot until you do so. Repeat "no-shows" will be let go from the group. PROTECT YOUR WORK: All writers are encouraged to register their work with the WGA or the US Copyright Office. More info can be found in the "ABOUT" section of our group. NOTIFICATIONS: Important updates and reminders are distributed via Meetup! Make sure you have notifications turned on the receive them.

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Film & TV Scripts Critique

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