What we're about

We are a vibrant group of screenwriters and playwrights. We meet once a month (and we never skip a month). We always stay focused on the task at hand... critically evaluating one member's writing.

Though we fully encourage everyone to pursue their writing dreams, this group is not for beginners or for those interested in learning how to write a script. It is for aspiring screenwriters and playwrights who have completed at least one work. Interested members must establish some writing experience before being invited to join. To ensure the fulfillment of this group's objectives, interested members must also commit to the following:

1) Members may only miss four(4) monthly meetings between September and June. Attendance is not required for any July and/or August meetings. 2) Submissions for review and discussion must be made two(2) weeks before the scheduled meeting. 3) Members must come prepared to discuss and critique submitted material.

News and Recent Accomplishments

*Congratulations to Jerry Casagrande's screenplay "The Eulogy" for being selected as a 2018 Page Quarter-Finalist and for making the Second Round of Austin Film Festival.

*Congratulations to Collin Lieberg's TV Pilot "Dead Beat" for making the Semifinals in the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest.

*Jerry’s one-act play, “The Blue Jay,” also recently won Best Play at the Take Ten Festival in New York this May. “The Blue Jay” is a comedy about twenty-somethings Bradley and Kaitlyn who, on their first date, contemplate love, dysfunction, and the possible implications of one very dead blue jay.

*Jennifer Koon's screenplay "Finding Mayberry" was a 2017-2018 Semi-Finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, and her screenplay "The Hope Box" was a 2018 Finalist in the Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

Announcements

*Casting Call for Audio Play: "Faking It" by Leslie Ava Shaw is about the evolution of a marriage in the face of a health crisis. Leslie is looking for a MALE (40s) who speaks English and can pronounce many Spanish terms. A vocal sample is required for audition. Prospective candidates will receive a meal and compensation of $40 on the day of recording, plus credit and copies of the recording. You can hear samples of audio plays at dmvauduiotheater.org.

*Jerry Casagrande's feature length film Eco-Teens Save the World! will be debuting in Redbox machines across the country starting on Christmas Day, December 25th. The film stars Corbin Bernsen (LA Law, Psych) and features Oscar-Winner Shirley Jones (Elmer Gantry, The Partridge Family). It is a kids film for the "8 to 8th" set (8 years old to 8th grade). Originally released under the title On The Wing, it took home Best Feature awards at the Boston International Kids Film Festival and the Louisville International Festival of Film.

You can follow Eco-Teens on these social media sites:

http://www.facebook.com/ecoteensmovie

http://www.twitter.com/ecoteensmovie

http://www.instagram.com/ecoteensmovie

The film is running the #GreatEcoTeensScavengerHunt and you can learn more about that here: https://youtu.be/oALFfmj-AII . In short, Eco-Teens is not in all Redboxes so please go out and look for it in your local Redbox (which you can find by visiting www.redbox.com, clicking on "Find a Box" in the upper right corner, and entering your zip code.) If you find the film, please rent it, take a selfie with the DVD in hand, title visible, and post it to Eco-Teens page on any social media with the location of the Redbox. We will send you some sweet, sweet swag--like a DVD signed by the Directors or a call Eco-Teens t-shirt.

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