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The Greenwich Screenwriters Group - http://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenwichScreenwriters is a creative writing support group aimed at developing writing skills for that most difficult and brutal arena of writing - SCREENWRITING.

We are interested in people who want to write for the film and television industry - or simply enjoy the challenge of writing as a hobby. Please do not join this group if you are simply interested in the cinema and want to meet up for a social chit chat. This GROUP is all about writing and reading screenplays and developing key associated writing skills - like defining the perfect log-line - and developing stories that hold water and have a fighting chance in the international screenwriting competitions that this group will be writing for.

Other than writers - we would love to see thespian types who enjoy the challenge of reading screenplays around a table and joining in the following discussion sessions. And remember - the only way to develop a screenplay and grow as a writer - is to be able listen to what your story and dialogue sound like when rolled around the mouths of others. It is also about being able to take on the chin constructive criticism - and the UNDERSTANDING - that sometimes a story idea or screenplay is a dead dog and that it is important to be able to move on and develop fresh ideas.

We will also be looking at developing polished short screenplays for the short film industry - which on an amateur and professional level is thriving in the UK and gives the amateur screenwriter the greatest chance of getting something made.

As the group grows - I will hold sessions on software, associated literature, up-and-coming writing competitions and forums where you can park a polished screenplay, so that can be accessed by producers and agents. None of which is cheap: - so you need to get it right. I will also introduce you to professional writers and the occasional director - so that the group can enjoy talks from both amateur filmmakers and industry professionals and thus gain a greater understanding of this most bitter sweet sphere of writing - that is both wonderfully challenging and fulfilling - and equally - horribly, horribly frustrating.

Still interested - then this group will be a perfect outfit to join and become a blessed band of writing brothers and sisters.

Upcoming events (5)

Greenwich Screenwriters October 2020 online Meetup

Online event

Virtual table read's of each other's scripts followed by feedback. HOW IT WORKS: We read the first 10 pages of up to 5 writer's screenplays. The scripts are circulated to attendees beforehand in a messenger group (if you're not on facebook, put a comment with your email address). The writers are invited to tell us the logline/give a brief pitch (optional) before the read. After the read, the group gives feedback, comments and makes suggestions/gives ideas that you're free to accept or reject. If you want to have your script read, please confirm your attendance and post a comment (you need to join the group to comment) advising that you’d like to bring a script. It is first come first served. One person will do the narration and the others will do the characters while you listen. It makes it so much easier and quicker if you have a list of the characters so that you can quickly assign the characters to the people in the group on the day. It is free to attend. ABOUT THE GROUP: The Greenwich Screenwriters Group meet monthly to do table reads of each other’s and give feedback. We also have a casual social get together every 2-3 months. The Group is usually facilitated by Andrew Smith. People of all levels of experience are welcome. Some members work in the industry, have been optioned and produced. If you are new to the group, please understand that we are a warm, friendly crowd that believe in positive and constructive feedback. Good ideas, good writing and good storytelling - inevitably get better when perused with good companions. HOW TO FIND US: If you have facebook, please put 'going' or 'interested' there, so that you can be invited to a messenger group chat where the scripts will be shared with those confirmed. If you're not on facebook, please leave a comment below with your email address, so that I can send you the scripts in advance. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77314978106?pwd=cDNBVHYyZ1pSL0JvNGNibGt5MWVNQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 1rS5BL (We have pro zoom) WHEN: Wednesday 7th October 2020, 7:45PM to 10:00PM. Every 1st Wednesday of the month. WHERE: Online via zoom. FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenwichScreenwriters MEETUP PAGE INFO: https://www.meetup.com/Greenwich-Screenwriters-Group FAQ’s: -Q: I write novels, stage plays, short stories, etc... can I come? A: Of course! -Q: I’m an actor/producer/filmmaker, is it okay if I come? A: Of course! Having actors/producers/filmmakers really enhances the table reads & feedback. We need more actors/producers/filmmakers! -Q: How do I get my script read? A: Confirm your attendance, post a comment saying how many pages you want to bring. First come first served. (If you repeatedly say you’re bringing a script & don’t attend, your script may be de-prioritised). We want to keep the standard high so please bring your best work -Q: Who chairs the group & what are their credentials? A: Andrew M Smith chairs & runs the group. The group was started in 2012, disbanded & Andrew resurrected the group. Andrew’s credentials are here: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm9821156/ -Q: I don’t live in Greenwich, can I still come? A: Of course! -Q: I don’t have a script to bring, can I still come? A: Of course! -Q: How many people usually attend? A: usually 15-25ish -Q: What makes this screenwriting group unique? A: This is a long running London screenplay group. Many friendships & collaborations have been forged at this group. New members are very welcome. -Q: How many scripts do you get through in an evening? A: at the online meetup's we do 5 lots of 10 pages, which equates to about 30 minutes per script for the read & feedback. -Q: Is it free? A: Yes. -Q: Can I bring a friend? A: Yes, if they put themselves down as going. -Q: My script might be offensive to some, is it still okay to have it read? A: Yes! Anything goes. Great stories & scripts are not politically correct. Do not try to censor yourself. Tell your story and don't apologise for it!

Greenwich Screenwriters social meetup - food & drink at Greenwich Market

GREENWICH SCREENWRITERS SOCIAL MEETUP, 24/10/20, 2pm-6pm Join us for drinks at The Admiral Hardy pub. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be local to Greenwich to attend and it’s free. Greenwich Market has many food stalls if you get hungry. Now that lockdown is over, we’ll be having the odd social get together every couple of months or so, probably on a Saturday or Sunday, in or around Greenwich. When we meet for our table reads (whether online or in person), it’s quite fleeting and there’s not always much time to chat. The odd social Meetup is therefore a good opportunity to have a more casual get together. We won't be reading any scripts, this is just a casual drink together. You might have attended the group once or twice in the past and not been able to make it again since. You might not have been able to make it to any of the Meet-ups yet. You might be a regular attendee. Either way, you’re more than welcome to join us. This is also a nice opportunity to network, socialise, meet people to collaborate with and rub shoulders with other screenwriters. Writing can be a lonely business. It’s important to have social support. ❤️ WHEN: 2pm until 6pm. Saturday October 24th, 2020. WHERE: The Admiral Hardy pub in Greenwich Market, 7 College Approach, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 9HY. We'll be seated at the back of the pub in the market area which is spacious & sheltered so we can avoid any potential rain and socially distance. SOCIAL DISTANCING: Keep 1 meter + apart and bring a mask in case you need to go into a shop or on public transport. If more than 6 people turn up, then we'd need to spill out into the market area (socially distanced), and order take away drinks to consume in the market which is spacious. (There’ll be a Facebook messenger group chat for this event, but only those who have put going or interested on the facebook event, will be added to the messenger group chat). ABOUT THE GROUP: The Greenwich Screenwriters Group meet monthly to do table reads of each other’s and give feedback. The Group is usually facilitated by Andrew Smith. People of all levels of experience are welcome. Some members work in the industry, have been optioned and produced. If you are new to the group, please understand that we are a warm, friendly crowd that believe in positive and constructive feedback. Good ideas, good writing and good storytelling - inevitably get better when perused with good companions. PLEASE JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenwichScreenwriters MEETUP PAGE INFO: https://www.meetup.com/Greenwich-Screenwriters-Group FAQ's: - Q: I write novels, stage plays, short stories, etc... can I come? A: Of course! - Q: I’m an actor/producer/filmmaker, is it okay if I come? A: Of course! We need more actors/producers/filmmakers! - Q: Who chairs the group & what are their credentials? A: Andrew M Smith chairs & runs the group. The group was started in 2012, disbanded & Andrew resurrected the group. Andrew’s credentials are here: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm9821156/ - Q: I don’t live in Greenwich, can I still come? A: Of course! - Q: How many people usually attend? A: usually 15-25ish. - Q: What makes this screenwriting group unique? A: This is a long running London screenplay group. Many friendships & collaborations have been forged at this group. New members are very welcome. - Q: Is it free? A: Yes. - Q: Can I bring a friend? A: Yes, if they put themselves down as going.

Greenwich Screenwriters online Meetup November 2020

Online event

Virtual table read's of each other's scripts followed by feedback. HOW IT WORKS: We read the first 10 pages of up to 5 writer's screenplays. The scripts are circulated to attendees beforehand in a messenger group (if you're not on facebook, put a comment with your email address). The writers are invited to tell us the logline/give a brief pitch (optional) before the read. After the read, the group gives feedback, comments and makes suggestions/gives ideas that you're free to accept or reject. If you want to have your script read, please confirm your attendance and post a comment (you need to join the group to comment) advising that you’d like to bring a script. It is first come first served. One person will do the narration and the others will do the characters while you listen. It makes it so much easier and quicker if you have a list of the characters so that you can quickly assign the characters to the people in the group on the day. It is free to attend. ABOUT THE GROUP: The Greenwich Screenwriters Group meet monthly to do table reads of each other’s and give feedback. We also have a casual social get together every 2-3 months. The Group is usually facilitated by Andrew Smith. People of all levels of experience are welcome. Some members work in the industry, have been optioned and produced. If you are new to the group, please understand that we are a warm, friendly crowd that believe in positive and constructive feedback. Good ideas, good writing and good storytelling - inevitably get better when perused with good companions. HOW TO FIND US: If you have facebook, please put 'going' or 'interested' there, so that you can be invited to a messenger group chat where the scripts will be shared with those confirmed. If you're not on facebook, please leave a comment below with your email address, so that I can send you the scripts in advance. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77314978106?pwd=cDNBVHYyZ1pSL0JvNGNibGt5MWVNQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 1rS5BL (We have pro zoom) WHEN: Wednesday 2nd November 2020, 7:45PM to 10:00PM. Every 1st Wednesday of the month WHERE: Online via zoom FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenwichScreenwriters MEETUP PAGE INFO: https://www.meetup.com/Greenwich-Screenwriters-Group FAQ’s: -Q: I write novels, stage plays, short stories, etc... can I come? A: Of course! -Q: I’m an actor/producer/filmmaker, is it okay if I come? A: Of course! Having actors/producers/filmmakers really enhances the table reads & feedback. We need more actors/producers/filmmakers! -Q: How do I get my script read? A: Confirm your attendance, post a comment saying how many pages you want to bring. First come first served. (If you repeatedly say you’re bringing a script & don’t attend, your script may be de-prioritised). We want to keep the standard high so please bring your best work -Q: Who chairs the group & what are their credentials? A: Andrew M Smith chairs & runs the group. The group was started in 2012, disbanded & Andrew resurrected the group. Andrew’s credentials are here: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm9821156/ -Q: I don’t live in Greenwich, can I still come? A: Of course! -Q: I don’t have a script to bring, can I still come? A: Of course! -Q: How many people usually attend? A: usually 15-25ish -Q: What makes this screenwriting group unique? A: This is a long running London screenplay group. Many friendships & collaborations have been forged at this group. New members are very welcome. -Q: How many scripts do you get through in an evening? A: at the online meetup's we do 5 lots of 10 pages, which equates to about 30 minutes per script for the read & feedback. -Q: Is it free? A: Yes. -Q: Can I bring a friend? A: Yes, if they put themselves down as going. -Q: My script might be offensive to some, is it still okay to have it read? A: Yes! Anything goes. Great stories & scripts are not politically correct. Do not try to censor yourself. Tell your story and don't apologise for it!

Greenwich Screenwriters online Meetup December 2020

Online event

Virtual table read's of each other's scripts followed by feedback. HOW IT WORKS: We read the first 10 pages of up to 5 writer's screenplays. The scripts are circulated to attendees beforehand in a messenger group (if you're not on facebook, put a comment with your email address). The writers are invited to tell us the logline/give a brief pitch (optional) before the read. After the read, the group gives feedback, comments and makes suggestions/gives ideas that you're free to accept or reject. If you want to have your script read, please confirm your attendance and post a comment (you need to join the group to comment) advising that you’d like to bring a script. It is first come first served. One person will do the narration and the others will do the characters while you listen. It makes it so much easier and quicker if you have a list of the characters so that you can quickly assign the characters to the people in the group on the day. It is free to attend. ABOUT THE GROUP: The Greenwich Screenwriters Group meet monthly to do table reads of each other’s and give feedback. We also have a casual social get together every 2-3 months. The Group is usually facilitated by Andrew Smith. People of all levels of experience are welcome. Some members work in the industry, have been optioned and produced. If you are new to the group, please understand that we are a warm, friendly crowd that believe in positive and constructive feedback. Good ideas, good writing and good storytelling - inevitably get better when perused with good companions. HOW TO FIND US: If you have facebook, please put 'going' or 'interested' there, so that you can be invited to a messenger group chat where the scripts will be shared with those confirmed. If you're not on facebook, please leave a comment below with your email address, so that I can send you the scripts in advance. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77314978106?pwd=cDNBVHYyZ1pSL0JvNGNibGt5MWVNQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 1rS5BL (We have pro zoom) WHEN: Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 7:45PM to 10:00PM. Every 1st Wednesday of the month WHERE: Online via zoom. FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenwichScreenwriters MEETUP PAGE INFO: https://www.meetup.com/Greenwich-Screenwriters-Group FAQ’s: -Q: I write novels, stage plays, short stories, etc... can I come? A: Of course! -Q: I’m an actor/producer/filmmaker, is it okay if I come? A: Of course! Having actors/producers/filmmakers really enhances the table reads & feedback. We need more actors/producers/filmmakers! -Q: How do I get my script read? A: Confirm your attendance, post a comment saying how many pages you want to bring. First come first served. (If you repeatedly say you’re bringing a script & don’t attend, your script may be de-prioritised). We want to keep the standard high so please bring your best work -Q: Who chairs the group & what are their credentials? A: Andrew M Smith chairs & runs the group. The group was started in 2012, disbanded & Andrew resurrected the group. Andrew’s credentials are here: https://m.imdb.com/name/nm9821156/ -Q: I don’t live in Greenwich, can I still come? A: Of course! -Q: I don’t have a script to bring, can I still come? A: Of course! -Q: How many people usually attend? A: usually 15-25ish -Q: What makes this screenwriting group unique? A: This is a long running London screenplay group. Many friendships & collaborations have been forged at this group. New members are very welcome. -Q: How many scripts do you get through in an evening? A: at the online meetup's we do 5 lots of 10 pages, which equates to about 30 minutes per script for the read & feedback. -Q: Is it free? A: Yes. -Q: Can I bring a friend? A: Yes, if they put themselves down as going. -Q: My script might be offensive to some, is it still okay to have it read? A: Yes! Anything goes. Great stories & scripts are not politically correct. Do not try to censor yourself. Tell your story and don't apologise for it!

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Greenwich Screenwriters September 2020 online Meetup

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