What we're about

Hi Screenwriters!
This group is for those who wish to network, gain insight and share thoughts on storytelling and screenwriting. Some of us have attended screenwriting courses, others have a writer's background or interests from other related fields. If this sounds like you, please join us, attend our meetings ... and finish that yet to be produced screenplay!
We usually meet on Saturday afternoons for a film screening or a script workshop, and everybody is welcome, even if you don't have anything to show. The venue changes occasionally, but lately we have screened our films at AIE in Ultimo (http://www.aie.edu.au/Sydney/CampusOverview), and discussed scripts at Paddington RSL - and online.
Our group meetings run for about three hours, from 1pm until 4pm. Occasionally we run over, so please set aside a little time afterwards if you don't want to miss anything.
If you are concerned about sharing your ideas, rest assured that whatever is discussed in the room stays in the room. Sharing your ideas and stories is a privilege and the group reflects that by respecting the rights of creators.
Welcome!
Karel Segers
http://www.thestorydepartment.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Story and Structure on Screen

Needs a location

In the Sydney Screenwriters Meetup Group, we learn, discuss and socialise with like-minded writers and film lovers.

Every month, Neer brings you the WORKING YOUR CONCEPTS and WORKING YOUR SCRIPTS workshops. Check this site for our the schedule (and to find out when/where we're meeting in the real world again).

Every third Saturday I will specifically discuss story, character, theme and structure alongside the screening of a film or TV episode.

You're welcome to join any of these; you don't need to have written anything, and preparation is not necessary. All you need is a keen love and interest in stories for film and TV!

During these Meetups, members are encouraged to keep things casual, as we talk about film and TV, our industry, career tips, and study film clips and scripts.

The place for our meetups is JMC Academy, on Harris St in Sydney, Ultimo. The location is easy to find as it is right opposite the Powerhouse Museum.

For ongoing information, chat and socialising, check out our Facebook group: https://2ks.co/meetup-fb. Our members regularly post useful info.

Any suggestions are welcome, via direct message to me, or via the Facebook group.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meetup!

Cheers,

Karel Segers

[ONLINE] Working your concept

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Working Your Concepts!

These are online reads intended to provide as much honest and constructive feedback as time will allow. Therefore, we restrict each read to a page limit of up to 10 per writer. These pages can be anything: script, synopsis, step outline etc... we accept either .pdf or .docx files.
We have found that some writers in the past 'pushed back' too much and prolonged the discussions. Therefore, we also have a timer running with each read. If a writer prefers to defend their work instead of listening and taking notes, it's their choice. The time will run out, and they won't get much out of it. The amount of time available will depend on the number of reads that day.

Please send the organiser your intended pages ahead of the meetup:

nirshelter at gmail dot com

We will review the scripts on a first in first serve arrangement, relying on the order in which we receive them.

Please also have a logline ready before the read. For help with your logline, feel free to visit:

http://www.logline.it

These are peer reviews, and by submitting your work you accept that the members may have different views on what constitutes a successful script and a good story. All feedback is given in good spirit, and we ask you to let people speak freely, even if you disagree with them.

Our members have always been able to improve their work from these experiences and learn regardless of their level of experience.

We cannot always guarantee enough time to review everyone's work. If any members miss out, we will schedule them at the top of the list for the next meetup.

We would like to thank our sponsor Karel Segers, you can check out his blog, script services and course at the Story Department:
https://thestorydepartment.com/

See you there!

Nir.

[ONLINE] Working your concept

Link visible for attendees

Working Your Concepts!

These are online reads intended to provide as much honest and constructive feedback as time will allow. Therefore, we restrict each read to a page limit of up to 10 per writer. These pages can be anything: script, synopsis, step outline etc... we accept either .pdf or .docx files.
We have found that some writers in the past 'pushed back' too much and prolonged the discussions. Therefore, we also have a timer running with each read. If a writer prefers to defend their work instead of listening and taking notes, it's their choice. The time will run out, and they won't get much out of it. The amount of time available will depend on the number of reads that day.

Please send the organiser your intended pages ahead of the meetup:

nirshelter at gmail dot com

We will review the scripts on a first in first serve arrangement, relying on the order in which we receive them.

Please also have a logline ready before the read. For help with your logline, feel free to visit:

http://www.logline.it

These are peer reviews, and by submitting your work you accept that the members may have different views on what constitutes a successful script and a good story. All feedback is given in good spirit, and we ask you to let people speak freely, even if you disagree with them.

Our members have always been able to improve their work from these experiences and learn regardless of their level of experience.

We cannot always guarantee enough time to review everyone's work. If any members miss out, we will schedule them at the top of the list for the next meetup.

We would like to thank our sponsor Karel Segers, you can check out his blog, script services and course at the Story Department:
https://thestorydepartment.com/

See you there!

Nir.

Story and Structure on Screen

Needs a location

In the Sydney Screenwriters Meetup Group, we learn, discuss and socialise with like-minded writers and film lovers.

Every month, Neer brings you the WORKING YOUR CONCEPTS and WORKING YOUR SCRIPTS workshops. Check this site for our the schedule (and to find out when/where we're meeting in the real world again).

Every third Saturday I will specifically discuss story, character, theme and structure alongside the screening of a film or TV episode.

You're welcome to join any of these; you don't need to have written anything, and preparation is not necessary. All you need is a keen love and interest in stories for film and TV!

During these Meetups, members are encouraged to keep things casual, as we talk about film and TV, our industry, career tips, and study film clips and scripts.

The place for our meetups is JMC Academy, on Harris St in Sydney, Ultimo. The location is easy to find as it is right opposite the Powerhouse Museum.

For ongoing information, chat and socialising, check out our Facebook group: https://2ks.co/meetup-fb. Our members regularly post useful info.

Any suggestions are welcome, via direct message to me, or via the Facebook group.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meetup!

Cheers,

Karel Segers

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