We are a group of film and television writers looking to gain feedback on our scripts and provide critiques for fellow members. Accepted formats include original TV pilots, TV specs, feature film, short film, miniseries and webisodes. First time screenwriters are welcome -- our only requirement is a properly formatted script! See below for screenwriting resources and samples.
The deadlines for script submissions are always 1 WEEK PRIOR to each Meetup and pages can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Out of respect for our writers who are working hard to meet these deadlines, any scripts received after the due date cannot be included. A draft is required to reserve your spot.
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 4 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 you'd like to participate but aren't ready to submit your own work, that's okay, 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 email@example.com to reserve a spot for your script. We'll take up to 2 features and up to 4 TV specs each session.
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.
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.
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.