What we're about
Are you an aspiring screenwriter or filmmaker in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area? Or perhaps you have had some success already, but have not reached your true potential? Are you interested in networking with other like-minded local writers and filmmakers? Would you like to learn about all the resources you should be taking advantage of to truly perfect your craft? Would you benefit by workshopping concepts and pages with other serious writers? Perhaps screenwriting isn't yet your day job, and you are struggling to make your writing a regular priority in your busy life? Or maybe you are interested in traveling to New York, LA, or elsewhere with others to attend an industry related event? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have the group you have been waiting for- South Jersey Screenwriters!
Committed writers, at any experience level, interested in writing for film, television, or the Internet are welcome to join. Non fiction and fiction writers interested in adapting a work, or trying their hand at screenwriting are also welcome, as are producers and directors who are looking to collaborate. You must be 18 years or older to become a member and need to have a sincere and passionate interest in the screenwriting and/or filmmaking process. Dues are not required for membership and the general meetings are free, but certain events may require a nominal fee. Donations are always greatly appreciated to help offset our operating costs.
We are an active screenwriting community in the Southern NJ/Philadelphia area. We hold monthly meetings at various locations to discuss and study our craft, including inviting guest speakers to share their expertise and successes. We also meet regularly at the movies and then go out for food and drinks afterwards to discuss and share opinions as to what worked and didn't work in the film. In addition, members can submit pages for feedback in our workshopping sessions. Our website will have access to links for a variety of resources for writers and filmmakers. You can also discuss the latest industry news on our meetup or Facebook pages. And from time to time, we will join forces with other area filmmaking groups and host our own larger events and seminars.
While we may all have different strengths, talents, and even weaknesses, we are all united by the love and passion we share for a great story and the adventurous path in creating it. Film is the ultimate collaborative medium, and together we are stronger then we are alone. So make the commitment that your dream deserves, and join South Jersey Screenwriters today!