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The Boston Screenwriters Group founded by Deborah Shariff and Co-organized by Jeffrey C. Stewart and Kenyatta Hoskins is an opportunity for serious writers to come together for peer-reviews and constructive critiquing of screenplays. Each member will have an opportunity to message the hosts for each event for their screenplay to be reviewed. In addition, we will also have scenes acted out by professional actors in table reads of select scripts.

Upcoming events (5)

ZOOM Virtual Meetup: Short Scripts for Peer-reviewing

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To all members, due to the social-distancing and self-quarantining measures necessary to control the spread of COVID-19 we will be continuing with our meetups safely online via ZOOM conference calls. By popular demand, we will be making these biweekly. We hope to maintain some type of normalcy during this uncertain time. We will again be accepting micro or short scripts that we will peer-review in improved drafts going forward. Once again, let’s set some ground rules and goals for the new type of meetup. 1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can post a private google drive link so members can read prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission window on Wednesday night on the week of Saturday's meetup. 2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing: First round are the positive takeaways of the Script: What we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round are the critiques: What you felt needs improvement and questions for the writer about story/characters etc. At any time if you agree with a certain point another member is making please feel free to make that known. It helps to build a feedback consensus about the good things and needs for improvement that can help a writer immensely. 3). In the past, we have done "Cold Reads" of the works at the meetups due to the limitations with ZOOM we feel it is best that members submit their works beforehand for the people who RSVP to read before the meetup. 4). We are focusing on Micro and Short scripts but If you have a feature-length or long-form series script you can send in the first 10 pages or select scenes/episodes for members to read. We can continue to peer-review the work in Act-by-Act sections any future meetups. We feel this is easier for members to read in parts rather than a whole 100+ pages at once. 5). We can practice how to pitch our screenplays for anyone who wants to do an "elevator pitch" for their work. which is a skill all on its own and will prove useful for your screenwriting career. 6). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer-review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft whether by letting us know in the email or by marking it in the actual script. It'll help members who read the earlier versions see the progress made and how the writer is taking feedback from the group. We understand there are many concerns out there at this time, but keeping the creative spirit alive and going is also important in times like this. If nothing else than to provide a distraction from the constant Pandemic the huge societal problems it has exposed. At best we hope to provide a community for those of you living in isolation now. If you wish to reach out to us about anything even outside of screenwriting message myself Jeffrey Stewart on meetup or email us at [masked]. Hope to see you online or at least listen to your voice! Take care. Stay Safe. Best in luck and health to us all! 🖖

ZOOM Virtual Meetup: Short Scripts for Peer-reviewing

Online event

To all members, due to the social-distancing and self-quarantining measures necessary to control the spread of COVID-19 we will be continuing with our meetups safely online via ZOOM conference calls. By popular demand, we will be making these biweekly. We hope to maintain some type of normalcy during this uncertain time. We will again be accepting micro or short scripts that we will peer-review in improved drafts going forward. Once again, let’s set some ground rules and goals for the new type of meetup. 1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can post a private google drive link so members can read prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission window on Wednesday night on the week of Saturday's meetup. 2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing: First round are the positive takeaways of the Script: What we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round are the critiques: What you felt needs improvement and questions for the writer about story/characters etc. At any time if you agree with a certain point another member is making please feel free to make that known. It helps to build a feedback consensus about the good things and needs for improvement that can help a writer immensely. 3). In the past, we have done "Cold Reads" of the works at the meetups due to the limitations with ZOOM we feel it is best that members submit their works beforehand for the people who RSVP to read before the meetup. 4). We are focusing on Micro and Short scripts but If you have a feature-length or long-form series script you can send in the first 10 pages or select scenes/episodes for members to read. We can continue to peer-review the work in Act-by-Act sections any future meetups. We feel this is easier for members to read in parts rather than a whole 100+ pages at once. 5). We can practice how to pitch our screenplays for anyone who wants to do an "elevator pitch" for their work. which is a skill all on its own and will prove useful for your screenwriting career. 6). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer-review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft whether by letting us know in the email or by marking it in the actual script. It'll help members who read the earlier versions see the progress made and how the writer is taking feedback from the group. We understand there are many concerns out there at this time, but keeping the creative spirit alive and going is also important in times like this. If nothing else than to provide a distraction from the constant Pandemic the huge societal problems it has exposed. At best we hope to provide a community for those of you living in isolation now. If you wish to reach out to us about anything even outside of screenwriting message myself Jeffrey Stewart on meetup or email us at [masked]. Hope to see you online or at least listen to your voice! Take care. Stay Safe. Best in luck and health to us all! 🖖

ZOOM Virtual Meetup: Short Scripts for Peer-reviewing

Online event

To all members, due to the social-distancing and self-quarantining measures necessary to control the spread of COVID-19 we will be continuing with our meetups safely online via ZOOM conference calls. By popular demand, we will be making these biweekly. We hope to maintain some type of normalcy during this uncertain time. We will again be accepting micro or short scripts that we will peer-review in improved drafts going forward. Once again, let’s set some ground rules and goals for the new type of meetup. 1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can post a private google drive link so members can read prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission window on Wednesday night on the week of Saturday's meetup. 2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing: First round are the positive takeaways of the Script: What we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round are the critiques: What you felt needs improvement and questions for the writer about story/characters etc. At any time if you agree with a certain point another member is making please feel free to make that known. It helps to build a feedback consensus about the good things and needs for improvement that can help a writer immensely. 3). In the past, we have done "Cold Reads" of the works at the meetups due to the limitations with ZOOM we feel it is best that members submit their works beforehand for the people who RSVP to read before the meetup. 4). We are focusing on Micro and Short scripts but If you have a feature-length or long-form series script you can send in the first 10 pages or select scenes/episodes for members to read. We can continue to peer-review the work in Act-by-Act sections any future meetups. We feel this is easier for members to read in parts rather than a whole 100+ pages at once. 5). We can practice how to pitch our screenplays for anyone who wants to do an "elevator pitch" for their work. which is a skill all on its own and will prove useful for your screenwriting career. 6). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer-review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft whether by letting us know in the email or by marking it in the actual script. It'll help members who read the earlier versions see the progress made and how the writer is taking feedback from the group. We understand there are many concerns out there at this time, but keeping the creative spirit alive and going is also important in times like this. If nothing else than to provide a distraction from the constant Pandemic the huge societal problems it has exposed. At best we hope to provide a community for those of you living in isolation now. If you wish to reach out to us about anything even outside of screenwriting message myself Jeffrey Stewart on meetup or email us at [masked]. Hope to see you online or at least listen to your voice! Take care. Stay Safe. Best in luck and health to us all! 🖖

ZOOM Virtual Meetup: Short Scripts for Peer-reviewing

Online event

To all members, due to the social-distancing and self-quarantining measures necessary to control the spread of COVID-19 we will be continuing with our meetups safely online via ZOOM conference calls. By popular demand, we will be making these biweekly. We hope to maintain some type of normalcy during this uncertain time. We will again be accepting micro or short scripts that we will peer-review in improved drafts going forward. Once again, let’s set some ground rules and goals for the new type of meetup. 1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can post a private google drive link so members can read prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission window on Wednesday night on the week of Saturday's meetup. 2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing: First round are the positive takeaways of the Script: What we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round are the critiques: What you felt needs improvement and questions for the writer about story/characters etc. At any time if you agree with a certain point another member is making please feel free to make that known. It helps to build a feedback consensus about the good things and needs for improvement that can help a writer immensely. 3). In the past, we have done "Cold Reads" of the works at the meetups due to the limitations with ZOOM we feel it is best that members submit their works beforehand for the people who RSVP to read before the meetup. 4). We are focusing on Micro and Short scripts but If you have a feature-length or long-form series script you can send in the first 10 pages or select scenes/episodes for members to read. We can continue to peer-review the work in Act-by-Act sections any future meetups. We feel this is easier for members to read in parts rather than a whole 100+ pages at once. 5). We can practice how to pitch our screenplays for anyone who wants to do an "elevator pitch" for their work. which is a skill all on its own and will prove useful for your screenwriting career. 6). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer-review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft whether by letting us know in the email or by marking it in the actual script. It'll help members who read the earlier versions see the progress made and how the writer is taking feedback from the group. We understand there are many concerns out there at this time, but keeping the creative spirit alive and going is also important in times like this. If nothing else than to provide a distraction from the constant Pandemic the huge societal problems it has exposed. At best we hope to provide a community for those of you living in isolation now. If you wish to reach out to us about anything even outside of screenwriting message myself Jeffrey Stewart on meetup or email us at [masked]. Hope to see you online or at least listen to your voice! Take care. Stay Safe. Best in luck and health to us all! 🖖

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BOSSG ZOOM Virtual Meetup: Peer-reviewing Scripts

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