Craft Lecture: Creating an Outline for a Feature Film
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Lecture: Creating an Outline for a Feature Film

Please join us on Monday February 26th from 7-9pm at the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. From 7:00-7:30pm, you can network with your fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. Then at 7:30pm, the craft lecture will begin on Creating an Outline for a Feature Film. After you have decided on a concept and crafted a logline, how do you develop the structure for your film? If you aspire to work professionally as a screenwriter in Hollywood, you will be expected to create outlines on a regular basis. Join us and learn the ins and outs of creating a great outline. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.
 

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Writer's Refuge
Feb
28
6:45 PM18:45

Writer's Refuge

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:45-8:30pm.

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Movie Meetup: Tomb Raider
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Meetup: Tomb Raider

Please join us on Friday March 16th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Tomb Raider at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

 

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Craft Lecture: From Outline to Scenes
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Lecture: From Outline to Scenes

Please join us on Thursday March 22nd from 7-9pm at the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. From 7:00-7:30pm, you can network with your fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. Then at 7:30pm, the craft lecture will begin on From Outline to Scenes. After you have finished your outline, how do you decide which scenes really need to be in your film, and equally as important, which ones don't? While your blueprint may change, most writers benefit from fleshing out their outline and creating a scene list. There are many advantages to having a solid story structure in place, especially later at the rewrite stage. Join us and learn how to take your script from outline to scenes and the benefits of doing so. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

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Writer's Refuge
Mar
28
6:45 PM18:45

Writer's Refuge

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:45-8:30pm.

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Movie Meetup: Black Panther
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Movie Meetup: Black Panther

Please join us on Saturday February 17th for the 7:30pm showing of Black Panther at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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Black List Happy Hour
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Black List Happy Hour

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters members and other screenwriters and filmmakers in the Philadelphia area for the monthly Black List Happy Hour in Philadelphia. RSVP for your free tickets on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-list-philadelphia-happy-hour-tickets-27137190066

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Writer's Refuge
Jan
31
6:45 PM18:45

Writer's Refuge

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:30-8:30pm.

 

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Movie Meetup: I, Tonya
Jan
19
11:00 PM23:00

Movie Meetup: I, Tonya

Please join us on Friday January 19th at 7pm for I, Tonya at the Regal Cinemas Cross Keys 12 in Turnersville, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

 

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Craft Lecture: Goal Setting, Time Tracking, & Accountability
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Lecture: Goal Setting, Time Tracking, & Accountability

Please join us on Tuesday January 9th at 7pm in the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman for the Craft Lecture- Goal Setting, Time Tracking, and Accountability and start your new year off right. Did you make all the progress you wanted with your career goals in in 2017? Empower yourself in 2018 by learning how to create daily tasks, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals, track your productivity, and work with an accountability partner. If you want your creative dreams to come true, you have to be willing to work for it. Join me and I will show you how formulate a career strategy that will make 2018 your most productive year yet!

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Movie Meetup: Star Wars- The Last Jedi
Dec
16
8:30 PM20:30

Movie Meetup: Star Wars- The Last Jedi

Please join us on Saturday December 16th at 8:30pm for Star Wars- The Last Jedi at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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Writer's Refuge
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Writer's Refuge

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Movie Meetup: Justice League
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Meetup: Justice League

Please join us on Saturday November 18th for the 7pm showing of Justice League at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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Writer's Refuge
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Writer's Refuge

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:30-8:30pm.

 

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Movie Meetup: Blade Runner
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Meetup: Blade Runner

Please join us on Friday October 6th for the 7pm showing of Blade Runner at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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Writer's Refuge
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Writer's Refuge

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Craft Lecture: Executing Notes
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Lecture: Executing Notes

Please join us on Monday September 25th from 7pm-9pm at the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. From 7:00-7:30pm, you can network with your fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. Then at 7:30pm, the craft lecture will begin on Executing Notes. You've finished your screenplay, it's been read, and you received notes. How do you decide which ones to implement and which ones to ignore? A lot of it depends on who the notes are coming from, what their experience level is, and if they are in a position to green light your movie or advance your career in some way. Please join me in discussing and evaluating the type of notes you may receive on your script and how best to execute them. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

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Movie Meetup: American Assassin
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Movie Meetup: American Assassin

Please join us on Friday September 22nd for the 9:00pm evening showing of American Assassin at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. Before the movie, we will meet for food and drinks at Olive Garden at 7:30pm. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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Writer's Refuge
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Writer's Refuge

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Movie Meetup: The Hitman's Bodyguard
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Movie Meetup: The Hitman's Bodyguard

Please join us on Friday August 25th at the 6:30pm showing of The Hitman's Bodyguard at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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Film Mixer & Fundraiser- A Call To Arms
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Film Mixer & Fundraiser- A Call To Arms

Please join members of SJ Screenwriters and local filmmakers for a film mixer and fundraiser for "A Call To Arms, Molly- Ready, Set, Shoot" on Wednesday August 9th at 5pm at Fort Mifflin.

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Tarot readings, ghost tours, beer garden, silent auction ($200 gift certificate Molly Pitcher Inn, Pat's Steaks, Philly Fun, Yards Brewery, P F Chang & More) body painting, caricatures, visuals & teasers, photos, food, music & cocktails. Come out to meet the production crew, network and explore Fort Mifflin! Huzzah!

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Movie Meetup: Dunkirk
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Meetup: Dunkirk

Please join us on Friday July 21st evening showing (time TBA) of Dunkirk at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at a nearby restaurant. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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Craft Lecture: Good In A Room
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Lecture: Good In A Room

Please join us on Tuesday July 18th from 7-9pm at the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. From 7:00-7:30pm, you can network with your fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. Then at 7:30pm, the craft lecture will begin on Good in A Room. Are you "Good in a room"? If you want a career in Hollywood, you need to be. This is a relationship business. While most writers are comfortable behind their computers, it's only half of the game. You aren't just pitching your project, you are pitching yourself. Join us to learn the in's and out's and do's and don'ts of meet and greets and general meetings. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

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The Artist's Way
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Artist's Way

Please join us for The Artist's Way at the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. From 7:00-7:30pm, you can network with your fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. Then at 7:30pm, we will discuss the book, The Artist's Way. Now in its 10th edition, The Artist's Way is the international bestselling book by Julia Cameron which has inspired millions of artists around the world. Considered one of the preeminent books on creativity, The Artist's Way has created countless artist support groups that many describe as empowering and life changing. Learn more about the The Artist's Way and how it can help you unleash your creativity. No prior experience needed. Everyone is welcome.

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Movie Meetup: The Beguiled
Jul
9
2:50 PM14:50

Movie Meetup: The Beguiled

Please join us for a special movie meetup to see The Beguiled at 2:50pm at the Cherry Hill AMC Loews. Sophia Coppola won best director for this film when it premiered in Cannes. I had the opportunity to see a special screening and Q&A with Sophia Coppola a few weeks ago at the LA Film Festival. It's definitely worth seeing and discussing. Food and drinks to follow at a nearby restaurant.

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The Black List Happy Hour
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Black List Happy Hour

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters members and other screenwriters and filmmakers in the Philadelphia area for the monthly Black List Happy Hour in Philadelphia. RSVP for your free tickets on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-list-philadelphia-happy-hour-tickets-27137190066

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Creative Craft Lecture: Virtual Reality- VR and 360 Videos
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Virtual Reality- VR and 360 Videos

Interested in learning about the new frontier in story telling? Then please join me on Tuesday June 27th at the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. From 7:00-7:30pm, you can network with your fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. Then at 7:30pm, the craft lecture will begin on Virtual Reality- VR and 360 degree videos. 

For less than $20, you can pick up a Google Cardboard headset and view a variety of VR apps and 360 degree videos on your smart phone. But maybe you want to do more than just explore VR content, perhaps you are interested in creating it? For around $300, you can invest in a Richo Theta Spherical Digital Camera and shoot and edit 360 videos, dipping your toe into the VR pool and exploring the next story telling frontier.

Bring your smartphones (and your stand alone VR headsets if you have them). In this demonstration, we will shoot, edit, and watch a 360 degree video. After the lecture, there will be time for Q&A.

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The Artist's Way- Chapter 3
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Artist's Way- Chapter 3

Please join us on Thursday June 22nd from 7-9pm at the McCowan Memorial Library in Pitman, NJ. From 7:00-7:30pm, you can network with your fellow screenwriters and filmmakers. Then at 7:30pm, the Artist's Way subgroup will discuss Chapter 3. Now in its 10th edition, The Artist's Way is the international bestselling book by Julia Cameron which has inspired millions of artists around the world. Considered one of the preeminent books on creativity, The Artist's Way has created countless artist support groups that many describe as empowering and life changing. Learn more about the The Artist's Way and how it can help you unleash your creativity.

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Writers Refuge Session
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Writers Refuge Session

Whether you are actively writing, or one of those people who are always planning to start, one thing's for sure- you need a location. Can you write at home, work, or anywhere opportunity lends itself? Yes, but often those places are filled with distractions that strangle the imagination and breed procrastination. If you are looking for a serene location, with likeminded creatives, join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the SJS monthly Writers Refuge at the McCowan Memorial Library from 6:30-8:30pm.

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The Black List Happy Hour
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Black List Happy Hour

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters members and other screenwriters and filmmakers in the Philadelphia area for the monthly Black List Happy Hour in Philadelphia. RSVP for your free tickets on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-list-philadelphia-happy-hour-tickets-27137190066

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Movie Meetup: Wonder Woman
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Meetup: Wonder Woman

Please join us on Friday June 2nd for the evening showing (time TBA) of Wonder Woman at the AMC Deptford 8 in Deptford, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at Chili's. Please note, this theater has reserved seating and often sells out in advance. Please try to purchase your tickets online as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity to network and get to know your fellow writers and filmmakers in a fun and casual setting. Additionally, it is common practice among industry pros to see movies in the theater on opening weekends to gauge the audience's reaction. After the movie we will spend time evaluating the storyline and the movie's overall success, or lack there of. Everyone is welcome, including member's guests. Look for us in the lobby after the movie ends.

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