Screenwriting Networking Events & Meetups

It’s not what you know; it’s who you know. That’s an expression Hollywood is all too familiar with. If you live outside of Los Angeles, or even if you live within the L.A. city limits, how do you connect with industry insiders? Social media has changed the way screenwriters network within and outside of Hollywood. People who were otherwise guarded by gatekeepers are now approachable online. Learn how to take your online network offline to make real connections that will advance your career.

Finding Writers’ Groups

Leave the well-known Inner Harbor tourist area of Baltimore on straight as a rod Eastern Avenue and you will come to a neighborhood of row homes, parks, busy street-front shops and The Patterson. The Patterson was one of the great movie houses of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s but is now...

Join Our ScriptMag Writers’ Group!

Writing can often be a solitary endeavor. But finding screenwriters to connect with isn’t always easy, especially when you live nowhere near the coffeehouses of Hollywood. ScriptMag wants to offer you a way to find other writers, share your goals, learn more about the craft and business from each other, and...

Short Circuit: Spotlight – Sidewalk Film Festival

By Dan Goforth Occasionally, I try to spotlight individual film festivals to give you a flavor of what they’re like. One of my favorite events is the Sidewalk Film Festival, named one of the “Top 25 coolest film festivals” by Movie Maker magazine. Time called it one of the “Top ten...

Creating Unforgettable Heroes: Three Lessons from the Bard

By J. M. Evenson When most people think of heroes, they think of words like courage, wisdom, and strength. These are the qualities we imagine we want from a “hero.” But if you look through Shakespeare’s work, there is not a single hero with these qualities. Shakespeare knew that real heroes...