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Denver Screen Writers (DSW)

A Resource. A Screen Writing Community. A Catalyst.

We Meetup once a month at the Capital Tea on the last Saturday of the month. (Check DSW Calendar dates)

From 2:00pm - 3:00pm Tools, Tips and Resources are shared during the Screen Writers SkillShop

From 3:00pm - 4:00pm Advanced Screen Writing - In-depth Skills Training & Table Readings

Beginner screen writers do not need to have started a screenplay and can come to learn the trade.

Advanced or intermediate level screen writers that have written at least one or more full length screenplays and have knowledge of the basic fundamentals, attend the Advanced Screen Writers time slot to work on specific skills, have table readings and collaborate.

The Denver Screen Writers' Meetup is a screenwriting community dedicated to connecting fellow screen writers who want to increase their knowledge, and join a supportive network to; improve our scripts, learn from each other and take their screenwriting to the next level.

Joint us to participate in sharing our experience, resources, skills and encouragement.
(Members are encouraged to bring the skills/tips/techniques to share which they have found useful, and we will build up our resources and tools at each Meetup.)

Check out our calendar of events and join us to participate in: Postings of screen writing events around town.

Ø ScreenWriting SkillShop - Improving our script writing skills in character, story boarding, exposition, structure, pacing, dialogue and log lines and table readings.

Ø Creative CritiqueShop - Bring your Scripts for a table reading. We creatively critique each others scripts providing positive and constructive feedback on character analysis, sequencing & structure, etc.

Ø Movie DeConstruction Night - Viewing a movie and review the script. We have a blast discussing the script structure, beats, theme, act breaks, the point of no return, the final resolution and concept.

Ø Script WorkShop - We bring in teachers to conduct script development workshops for our members.

Ø DSW Resource & Script Library - Download major motion pictures and TV scripts for use in our DSW Meetup's from the DSW Script Library.

The DSW $12.00 annual fee is for DSW Membership, library access and attendance at the in-person Meetup's. (Script Library with over 1,000 scripts dating from the 1920's on, including TV pilots, Black List scripts, and educational resources maintained for the DSW Member Community.

Note: There is a $5.00 fee for the in-perosn DSW Meetup, if you have not paid the $12 year member fee.

Click on the DSW Member Dues link below for payment and membership to the DSW: (A link to the DSW Resource & Script Library will be emailed upon membership dues payment.)

You can make payment on the "Member Dues" link located on the left of this home page screen:

The DSW annual fee covers: the yearly fee for Meetup.com, the yearly Dropbox.com fee for the DSW Resource & Script Library with over 1,000 scripts dating from the 1920's on, including TV pilots, Black List scripts, and educational resources maintained for the DSW Member Community.

In addition to the free DSW Meetup's every 4th Saturday of the month, we provide free DSW events like the Movie DeConstruction workshop and DSW Screen Writing Workshops where teachers charge a nominal fee to present their material, and bring advanced screen writing skills to the DSW community.

DSW House Rules: DSW Membership Feedback and Online Posting Policy

The Denver Screen Writers' Meetup is founded on the principle of cooperation and collaboration. Our membership enjoys a nurturing co-created environment of constructive feedback and encouragement. Any issues should be brought directly to the person to which such issues arise.

Please note that DSW postings go to the entire DSW membership, and the spirit of the entire DSW Meetup membership should be considered before posting;-)


Tracy O’Shaughnessy
Denver Screen Writers Founder & Organizer

Upcoming events (5+)

WIFMCO Industry Fair - Women in Film & Media Colorado

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WIFMCO Industry Fair Jan 19th, 10AM-4PM Location: Rocky Mountain Audio Visual Production Company 7950 S Lincoln B-100 Littleton, CO https://rmavp.com/ This is a tremendous day of connection to a whole range of Colorado Industry pros, including some writers who all have Hollywood experience. Think of it as a round-table on steroids. For more information: Go to https://www.wifmco.org/events/industry-fair/

ScreenWriting SkillShop: At Capital Tea on Broadway

Screen Writing Skill Shop: From 2:00pm -3:00pm beginner and advanced from 3:00pm - 4:00pm advanced screen writer topics and table readings. (Note: beginners are welcome to stay for the advanced level discussion and table readings). DSW meets once a month at the Capital Tea on Broadway (meeting in the fun seating area). Join us for improving our scriptwriting skills in all areas including exposition, structure, dialogue, sequencing, story boarding, and meet with fellow screenwriters who are facing the same challenges and excitement in their scripts. Whether you are just getting started or are rewriting/polishing and getting to the next step of Agent/Manager/Lawyer and representation, you are welcome and will find something here for you. (Members are encouraged to bring the skills/tips/techniques to share that they have found useful, and we will build up our toolboxes on each Meet Up!) Bring your scripts (with copies) for table readings! We look forward to seeing you there! Tracy O'Shaughnessy [masked][masked]

Screenwriting Contest - WIFMCO's 3rd Annual

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Enter: WIFMCO's 3rd Annual Screenwriting Contest Put your script in the running for $1000 in cash prizes, a table read with professional actors, and meetings with L.A. Producers! Regular Deadline: Dec. 31st 2018 Final deadline — January 31, 2019 Final WIFMCO Member deadline Feb 20th, 2019! RULES: You must be a woman or identify as a woman; OR have one woman on the writing team; OR be a male member of WIFMCO who has written a female-centric script. You must be living in Colorado. Submit original feature-length screenplays (between 90 and 130 pages), in any genre. You must own sole rights to the story. WIFMCO members enter for free! $55 annual membership Submit your entry now! (or for more details) www.filmfreeway.com/festival/WIFMCOScreenplayContest wifmco.org Facebook event page https://filmfreeway.com/WIFMCOScreenplayContest

Half The Picture | Movie Screening at the Sie Film Center

Half The Picture | Screening at the Sie Film Center Screens | Thursday, February 7th at 7pm Presented by Women+Film Women and men attend film schools in equal numbers, but women direct only 4% of top grossing feature films in the US. Why are women largely shut out of this prestigious, lucrative and culturally influential profession? High profile women directors including Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle In Time), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jill Soloway (Transparent), among others, offer candid, unfiltered and often humorous tales of their careers in Hollywood, while experts on gender inequality destroy the myths that have allowed discrimination in Hollywood to thrive. The entertainment industry has denied women’s voices for decades, but with a new Federal investigation into discriminatory hiring in Hollywood and a powerful movement toward equal representation gaining momentum, could this be the dawn of a new era? Cinematographer: Yamit Shimonovitz, Soraya Sélène Cast: Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke, Miranda July, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kimberly Peirce, Karyn Kusama, Rosanna Arquette, Penelope Spheeris Buy Tickets: https://secure.denverfilm.org/tickets/buy.aspx?FID=84&ID=54370 https://secure.denverfilm.org/tickets/film.aspx?id=30887&utm_source=DFS+Master+List&utm_campaign=e93c6d7060-Women%2BFilm+Half+the+Picture&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_92a68d8fde-e93c6d7060-120090681&mc_cid=e93c6d7060&mc_eid=ad227773c8

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