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MEDIA MASH UP: Athena Project & WIFMCO Deadline April 22nd
The first ever Athena Project / Women in Film and Media Colorado creative collaboration! In honor of our mutual missions to lift up women in the arts, we are staging the first ever MEDIA MASH UP, a celebration of an ancient femme-forward folk story told in three mediums: theatrical, short film, and podcast. A writer from each medium will be chosen to recast, redefine and retell the folk story Goblin’s Giggle, in which a bride is stolen away by goblins, but is rescued by her mother and a nun. When the goblins drink the river to catch them, they escape by making the goblins laugh. The main characters must be female, and at least one of them must be over 40. Writers must identify as women and live in Colorado, or at least spend substantial time here in the summer (to be present for project development). The writers will then be partnered with professionals in each medium to develop their projects, and then they will work with directors, actors, and crew from each medium to stage, shoot, and record their finished scripts. Crews will be led by directors and producers who identify as women. In addition, as part of the Media Mash Up format, the main characters in all three productions will be played by the same actors whenever possible. In August, the community will come together to share the retellings and have a chance to hear about the very different processes involved in the creation of each project. This premiere party will include a reception. With this project, we aspire to co-create a unique and femme-forward opportunity for local artists. We expect to hire no fewer than 25 local artists in the production of these stories and create volunteer opportunities for 50 or more. Writers may choose which medium they want to write in, and then they’ll have until March 30th to create either a 10-page one-act for the stage, a 10-page low budget short film, or a 10-page radio play/podcast script for consideration. In order to keep the short film budget low, feel free to interpret the legend into a modern day retelling, and be sure to keep the number of locations to as few as possible. We will not have the budget for CGI, so you must be creative in your interpretation or depiction of certain story events (i.e. the goblins drinking the river). It is free to enter! Deadline extended to April 22nd, so submit now for the chance to have your work celebrating women, past and present, produced by fellow local artists! Awards & Prizes You win a staged and/or shot production of your script, as well as the opportunity to work with professionals in your arena in its creation! Also, a big party in August to show off your hard work!! Learn More:

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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, the yearly 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

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