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Denver Screenwriters (DSW)
A Screenwriting Community.  A High Lever Resource.  A Catalyst.

Lead by a 30-year entertainment industry pro, the Denver Screen Writers' Meetup is a screenwriting collective dedicated to connecting and educating screenwriters who want to increase their both their craft and industry knowledge. Our goal is to get your script marketplace competitive!

A very rare opporutnity to have multiple opportunities every month to share your work and learn from an MFA professor for the very low cost of $25 a year!


DSW is in the process of being recreated by its members, and so far, we know we will be featuring the following:

Ø Story Breaking Sessions - Writers will be chosen randomly to pitch their stories to Trai and their fellow writers and we'll evaluate the strength of the character build and arcs, the plot, the themes, and so on. THE essential development tool to make your writing go smoothly!

Ø Table Read Workshops - Writers will bring up to 8 pages of their scripts, cast it among the attendees, and receive a live table read and 20 minutes of workshop of what's working and what can be improved upon.

Ø Screenwriting Classes - Trai Cartwright, your fearless leader, conducts monthly classes that cover craft elements (ie, character build, structure, theme, narrative, etc. etc.) as well as business (ie, hacking Hollywood, writing the low budget script, pitch materials, etc. etc.).

Ø Story Deconstruction - Sometimes Trai gets a hair up to break down the first 2-10 pages of a script, or conduct a script-to-screen review, or just go on a rant on a bad movie (we're looking at you, Argo!)

Ø Craftwrite Discounts -  Trai will also be offering to the public 6 and 8 week classes (Screenwriting, Advanced Screenwriting, Writing the TV Pilot, etc. etc.), and has an editorial business that has helped hundreds of writers get their scripts in shape for contests, fellowships, and pitching to agents and producers. DSW members will receive a 10% discount to all Craftwrite Services.  www.craftwrite.com

The DSW $25.00 annual fee is for access to this plethora of classes and workshopping opportunities, but the most amazing screenwriting community in Colorado (which keeps a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DenverScreenwriters).

Click on the DSW Member Dues link below for payment and membership to the DSW.

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

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.
Trai Cartwright Denver Screen Writers Organizer trai.cartwright@gmail.com

Upcoming events (2)

Denver Screenwriters Logline Workshop

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Bring all your loglines and we're gonna workshop them! Simple as that!

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Denver Screenwriters Workshop Your 5 Minute Pitch

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The 5 Minute verbal pitch of your TV series of feature is all the more essential to modern writers. Bring your 5 Minute pitch to be workshopped!

What a 5 Minute Pitch entails:
1. Why you wrote this series
2. Premise Line
3. Character info -- who they are, what they want, what they will be struggling to achieve
4. World Rules -- whatever is pertainent to help us understand your series (this info might come before the character info)
5. Make your themes clear
6. Why this show is relevent NOW!

5 Minutes ONLY. Practice first, of course, then come get tips for making your pitch amazing.

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Past events (344)

DSW Craft Class: Mastering Movie Dialogue

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