What we’re about
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.
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- [ONLINE] Working your conceptLink visible for attendees
Working Your Concepts!
IMPORTANT, please read below.
These are online reads intended to provide as much honest and constructive feedback as time allows. Therefore, we restrict each read to a page limit of up to 10 per writer. These pages can be anything: script, synopsis, treatment, step outline etc... we accept only PDF files.
If you submit a treatment or synopsis, please send it at least 1 week before the session. We also ask that attending members read the treatments and synopsis ahead of time when possible. These pages work best when read individually and not as a table read. This will also help us save time.
Please send the organiser your intended pages ahead of the meetup:
neershelter 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:
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 faith, 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 sessions and learn regardless of their experience level.
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 courses at the Story Department:
RSVP now, and see you on Zoom!