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The Boston Screenwriters Group (BOSSG) founded by Deborah Shariff and Co-organized by Jeffrey Cheng 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 screenplays peer-reviewed by members who RSVP to the online Screenwriters Forum events and pitch script ideas to fellow writers to help flesh them out. In addition, we will also have short scripts and scenes acted out by professional actors in table reads of select work from members. Hope you can make our meetups and see you virtually!
Listen to us talk movies, tv/streaming, and other media-related topics on our new podcast Script/2/Screen!
Watch previous virtual forum sessions on our youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHiT28I55-4nGNxfxCB7Hg
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Upcoming events (4+)

Screenwriters Virtual Forum (SVF) Tuesday!

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Please review steps below for submitting and receiving scripts that will be sent via email, peer-review message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961 and comment section below

Script Submission and Forum Attending Guidelines:

1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can post a private google drive link so members can read it prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission Sunday night. Please have your scripts properly formatted and proofread before putting them before the group! It doesn't have to be perfect, but make it easy to read and clear for the other members.

Check out these resources:
-https://screenwriting.io/what-is-standard-screenplay-format/
-http://www.nycmidnight.com/howtowriteascreenplay.htm...
-https://youtu.be/XZszextv6yE

Or message us on here about proper formatting.

2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing: First round is the positive takeaways of the Script: What we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round is the critiques: What you think needs improvement and specific questions for the writer about the 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). We will be accepting short scripts, long scripts act-by-act, and series scripts episode by episode. With the cutoff being the Sunday prior to the Tuesday meeting. We hope this is enough time for members to read feature-length scripts. If there are any questions about this change please contact us using the group email: [masked]. We hope this leads to better feedback responses for our members who are working on feature-length scripts.

4). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft either by letting us know in the email or by highlighting 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.

5). For the writers selected for peer-reviewing of their scripts, we do expect you to stay for the entire meetup to give feedback to the other works. We understand if something comes up and you need to leave. You may send your feedback to our email and we'll send it to the writers.

6). Again we will be sending the script links out via email, the Meetup message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961 and in the comment section below. If you still have trouble finding the links please let us know ASAP so you can read the scripts before the meetup.

7). We also want to start with 'Pitching' script ideas. Where any member can get feedback on a story idea at any stage of development. We hope this leads to helping out writers caught in a block, better scripts, and even collaborations within the group!

Contact us at [masked] for any questions and/or suggestions. Take care, continue to stay safe, and wish you all the best in your writing and other life pursuits!

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Screenwriters Virtual Forum (SVF) Saturday!

Link visible for attendees

If you plan on attending or submitting a script please read and review all steps below for script submission and receiving links for scripts via email, message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961, and comment section below

Script Submission Guidelines and Attending Forum Steps:

1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can send out private google drive links so members can read the scripts prior to the event. Please make sure that your scripts are properly formatted and proofread before submitting them! It doesn't have to be perfect but it makes it easier for the other members to read and give you better feedback.

Check out these resources:
-https://screenwriting.io/what-is-standard-screenplay-format/
-http://www.nycmidnight.com/howtowriteascreenplay.htm...
-https://youtu.be/XZszextv6yE
Or message us on here about proper formatting.

2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing for each script: First round is the positive takeaways of the Script: what we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round is the critiques: What you felt needs improvement and specific questions for the writer about the story, characters, etc. At any time if you agree with a certain point another member is making in either round 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). We accept shorter scripts (<30 Pages), act-by-act feature-length scripts, and episodes (<30 pages) from a series, and the deadline for submissions are Wednesday night prior to the Saturday forum. The scripts will be sent out as soon as we have three submissions for the forum. If there are any questions about this please contact us using the group email: [masked]. We hope this leads to better feedback responses for our members.

4). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft either by letting us know in the email or by highlighting the changes made 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.

5). For the writers selected for peer-reviewing of their scripts, we do expect you to stay for the entire meetup to give feedback on the other works. We understand if something comes up and you need to leave. You may send your feedback to our email and we'll send it to the writers.

6). We will be sending the script links out via email, the Peer-review scripts message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961, and in the comment section below. If you still have trouble finding the links please let us know ASAP so you can read the scripts before the meetup.

7). Given enough time we hope to have 'Pitch' sessions at the end of the peer reviews where a member can pitch script ideas at any level of development to get feedback going forward. We hope this leads to helping writers flesh out stories, better scripts, and even collaborations within the group!

We hope to see you online or hear your voice if you're camera shy! Take care, continue on staying strong, and as always we wish you all the best in your writing! Good luck!

Screenwriters Virtual Forum (SVF) Tuesday!

Link visible for attendees

Please review steps below for submitting and receiving scripts that will be sent via email, peer-review message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961 and comment section below

Script Submission and Forum Attending Guidelines:

1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can post a private google drive link so members can read it prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission Sunday night. Please have your scripts properly formatted and proofread before putting them before the group! It doesn't have to be perfect, but make it easy to read and clear for the other members.

Check out these resources:
-https://screenwriting.io/what-is-standard-screenplay-format/
-http://www.nycmidnight.com/howtowriteascreenplay.htm...
-https://youtu.be/XZszextv6yE

Or message us on here about proper formatting.

2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing: First round is the positive takeaways of the Script: What we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round is the critiques: What you think needs improvement and specific questions for the writer about the 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). We will be accepting short scripts, long scripts act-by-act, and series scripts episode by episode. With the cutoff being the Sunday prior to the Tuesday meeting. We hope this is enough time for members to read feature-length scripts. If there are any questions about this change please contact us using the group email: [masked]. We hope this leads to better feedback responses for our members who are working on feature-length scripts.

4). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft either by letting us know in the email or by highlighting 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.

5). For the writers selected for peer-reviewing of their scripts, we do expect you to stay for the entire meetup to give feedback to the other works. We understand if something comes up and you need to leave. You may send your feedback to our email and we'll send it to the writers.

6). Again we will be sending the script links out via email, the Meetup message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961 and in the comment section below. If you still have trouble finding the links please let us know ASAP so you can read the scripts before the meetup.

7). We also want to start with 'Pitching' script ideas. Where any member can get feedback on a story idea at any stage of development. We hope this leads to helping out writers caught in a block, better scripts, and even collaborations within the group!

Contact us at [masked] for any questions and/or suggestions. Take care, continue to stay safe, and wish you all the best in your writing and other life pursuits!

Screenwriters Virtual Forum (SVF) Saturday!

Link visible for attendees

If you plan on attending or submitting a script please read and review all steps below for script submission and receiving links for scripts via email, message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961, and comment section below

Script Submission Guidelines and Attending Forum Steps:

1). You can send your scripts to [masked]. Once received we can send out private google drive links so members can read the scripts prior to the event. Please make sure that your scripts are properly formatted and proofread before submitting them! It doesn't have to be perfect but it makes it easier for the other members to read and give you better feedback.

Check out these resources:
-https://screenwriting.io/what-is-standard-screenplay-format/
-http://www.nycmidnight.com/howtowriteascreenplay.htm...
-https://youtu.be/XZszextv6yE
Or message us on here about proper formatting.

2). We have Two Rounds of peer-reviewing for each script: First round is the positive takeaways of the Script: what we liked about it and what worked well in the script. The second round is the critiques: What you felt needs improvement and specific questions for the writer about the story, characters, etc. At any time if you agree with a certain point another member is making in either round 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). We accept shorter scripts (<30 Pages), act-by-act feature-length scripts, and episodes (<30 pages) from a series, and the deadline for submissions are Wednesday night prior to the Saturday forum. The scripts will be sent out as soon as we have three submissions for the forum. If there are any questions about this please contact us using the group email: [masked]. We hope this leads to better feedback responses for our members.

4). If you are resubmitting a script for revision peer review please highlight the changes you have made to it from the previous draft either by letting us know in the email or by highlighting the changes made 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.

5). For the writers selected for peer-reviewing of their scripts, we do expect you to stay for the entire meetup to give feedback on the other works. We understand if something comes up and you need to leave. You may send your feedback to our email and we'll send it to the writers.

6). We will be sending the script links out via email, the Peer-review scripts message board: https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Screenwriters-Group/messages/boards/forum/36112961, and in the comment section below. If you still have trouble finding the links please let us know ASAP so you can read the scripts before the meetup.

7). Given enough time we hope to have 'Pitch' sessions at the end of the peer reviews where a member can pitch script ideas at any level of development to get feedback going forward. We hope this leads to helping writers flesh out stories, better scripts, and even collaborations within the group!

We hope to see you online or hear your voice if you're camera shy! Take care, continue on staying strong, and as always we wish you all the best in your writing! Good luck!

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