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The Scriptwriters Network (“SWN”), founded in 1986, is an educational, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) non-profit, volunteer-driven organization created by writers for writers and industry professionals.

SWN serves its members by providing educational programming, enhancing awareness of the realities of the business, developing access and opportunity through alliances with industry professionals and furthering the cause and quality of writing for the entertainment industry.

We bring in entertainment professionals to speak on the art, craft and business of script writing for TV, features and new media.

Whether you are a screenwriter, a television scriptwriter or involved in screenwriting for non-traditional media, we help take your writing to the next level.

Upcoming events (4+)

Hollywood Outreach Program (HOP) ~ Early bird Deadline: June 29, 2022

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## Submissions are now open!

## Early bird Deadline: June 29, 2022

The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so they may learn the skills necessary to help them achieve their goal of obtaining representation, selling or optioning their work, and/or landing a writing assignment. This program is for feature-length screenplays only.

For more detailed information on this Program, please view this link:

(https://scriptwritersnetwork.com/events/hollywood-outreach-program-hop/)

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High Concept Screenplay Program (HCSP) ~ Early bird Deadline: June 29, 2022

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## Submissions are now open!

## Early bird Deadline: June 29, 2022

The High Concept Screenplay Program welcomes all genres and aims to discover, honor and reward different approaches, eclectic points of view and unique voices in screenwriting. A high concept screenplay:

  • has a great premise – the idea is king (e.g. “Big”)
  • has a memorable title – it conveys what the movie is about (e.g. “Wedding Crashers”)
  • has a visual logline – you can see the movie (e.g. “40 Year Old Virgin”)
  • has universal appeal – all demographics “get it” (e.g. “Star Trek”)
  • has clear conflicts, high stakes, a hook, a ticking clock and/ or a twist (e.g. “Liar Liar”)
  • has a succinct, descriptive “pitch” of 25 words or less (e.g. “Seven, Home Alone”)

For more detailed information on this Program, please view this link:

(https://scriptwritersnetwork.com/events/high-concept-screenplay-competition-3/)

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Television Outreach Program (TOP) ~ Early bird Deadline: June 29, 2022

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## Submissions are now open!

## Early bird Deadline: June 29, 2022

The Television Outreach Program (TOP) is a Scriptwriters Network program to support undiscovered television writing talent. The program’s objective is to help writers improve their craft so that they may achieve their goals of obtaining representation, script development, mentoring and career counseling services, landing writing assignments, and/or selling their work.

For more detailed information on this Program, please view this link:

(https://scriptwritersnetwork.com/events/television-outreach-program-top/)

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Creative Writing Challenge – June

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CREATIVITY IS THE KEY!

This challenge is for those who want to work on writing new ideas and who would like to maintain a continuous creativity flow with your writing. Creativity is defined as the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work; the ability to CREATE.

***Please read details and instructions at the link below...

Challenge End Date: June 30, 2022

For more information on this challenge, please click on the link below:

https://scriptwritersnetwork.com/events/creative-writing-challenge-june-2/

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Script Analysis ~ Readers Class

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