What we're about

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! https://anchor.fm/jeffrey-cheng-stewart

Watch previous virtual forum sessions on our youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHiT28I55-4nGNxfxCB7Hg

Join us on Facebook for free screenwriter advice and tips! https://www.facebook.com/groups/BostonScreenwritersGroup/

Upcoming events (3)

Screenwriters Virtual Forum Saturdays!

Online event

*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 post a private google drive link so members can read prior to the event. Please have your scripts properly formated and proofread before putting them before the group! It doesn't have to be perfect, but make it easier for the other members to read and give you good 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 formating.

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 will now be accepting Feature-length scripts to be read in their entirety for the virtual Forums! The cutoff day for feature-length (90+ pages) scripts will be Monday of the week of the Saturday Forums and the preceding Thursday for the Tuesday ones. The feature-length scripts will be sent out those days. Shorter scripts (<30 Pages) and act-by-act long scripts will continue to have the Thursday (Saturday Forum) and Sunday (Tuesday Forum) deadlines for submissions and will be sent out on those days as well. 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 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 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). 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 on going forward. We hope this leads to helping writers flesh out stories, better scripts, and even collaborations within the group!

8). We are recording these Forums for our youtube page to help promote the group and help out those members who miss a forum or two. If you do not wish to be on camera for these you are free to turn off the video feed in the ZOOM session.

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

Screenwriters' Virtual Forum Tuesdays!

Online event

*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 prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission window Thursday on the week of Saturday's meetup. Please have your scripts properly formated 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 formating.

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 now be accepting Feature-length scripts to be read in their entirety for the virtual Forums! The cutoff day for feature-length (90+ pages) scripts will be Monday of the week of the Saturday Forums and the preceding Thursday for the Tuesday ones. The feature-length scripts will be sent out those days. Shorter scripts (<30 Pages) and act-by-act long scripts will continue to have the Thursday (Saturday Forum) and Sunday (Tuesday Forum) deadlines for submissions and will be sent out on those days. 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 in any stage of development. We hope this leads to helping out writers caught in a block, better scripts, and even collaborations within the group!

8). We are recording these forums to be put on Youtube to help promote the group and keep members who have missed a forum or two in the loop. You are free to turn off the video feed to your camera during the ZOOM session if you do not want to be on camera for the recording.

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 Tuesdays!

Online event

*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 prior to the event. Be sure to give folks enough time to read it. We'll be cutting off the submission window Thursday on the week of Saturday's meetup. Please have your scripts properly formated 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 formating.

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 now be accepting Feature-length scripts to be read in their entirety for the virtual Forums! The cutoff day for feature-length (90+ pages) scripts will be Monday of the week of the Saturday Forums and the preceding Thursday for the Tuesday ones. The feature-length scripts will be sent out those days. Shorter scripts (<30 Pages) and act-by-act long scripts will continue to have the Thursday (Saturday Forum) and Sunday (Tuesday Forum) deadlines for submissions and will be sent out on those days. 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 in any stage of development. We hope this leads to helping out writers caught in a block, better scripts, and even collaborations within the group!

8). We are recording these forums to be put on Youtube to help promote the group and keep members who have missed a forum or two in the loop. You are free to turn off the video feed to your camera during the ZOOM session if you do not want to be on camera for the recording.

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 Tuesdays!

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