Creative Craft Lecture: Virtual Reality- VR and 360 Videos
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Virtual Reality- VR and 360 Videos

  • McCowan Memorial Library

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.


The Artist's Way- Chapter 3
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

The Artist's Way- Chapter 3

  • McCowan Memorial Library

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.

Writers Refuge Session
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Writers Refuge Session

  • McCowan Memorial Library

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.

The Black List Happy Hour
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

The Black List Happy Hour

  • Cavanaugh's Headhouse

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

Movie Meetup: Wonder Woman
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Wonder Woman

  • AMC Deptford 8

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.

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming
May
24
6:30 pm18:30

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming

  • McCowan Memorial Library

he creative process is a labyrinth of mistakes, lessons, questions, and small victories that add up over time. The Creative Kaizen is an open forum to brainstorm your writing projects and help others with theirs. Why struggle alone when you can excel in solidarity with a group? Join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the bi-monthly Creators Kaizen from 6:30-8:30pm at the McCowan Memorial Library.

Writers Refuge Session
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Writers Refuge Session

  • McCowan Memorial Library
  • 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.

Movie Meetup: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday May 12th for the evening showing (time TBA) of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 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.

The Artist's Way- Chapter 2
May
9
7:00 pm19:00

The Artist's Way- Chapter 2

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday May 2nd 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 2. 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.

Creative Craft Lecture: Prewriting
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Prewriting

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday May 9th 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 Prewriting. Most professional screenwriters spend a significant amount of time thinking about their concept, characters, plot and theme before they even begin writing. From mind mapping to outlining, from treatments to beginning with the pitch, we will explore the different processes of prewriting and their potential benefits.  After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Movie Meetup: The Lost City of Z
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: The Lost City of Z

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday April 21st for the evening showing (time TBA) of The Lost City of Z 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.

Writers Refuge Session
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Writers Refuge Session

  • McCowan Memorial Library

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.

The Artist's Way- Chapter 1
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

The Artist's Way- Chapter 1

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Thursday April 13th 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 1. 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.

Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives 2
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives 2

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday April 4th 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 Career Strategies for Creatives. Whether you are a writer, filmmaker, or any artist working in a creative field, you may benefit from effective strategies to help you maximize your time and efforts and keep those creative juices flowing. From short and long term goal setting to time management, join us as we explore a variety of techniques and resources to empower creatives in strategic pursuit of their dream careers.  After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming
Mar
22
6:30 pm18:30

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming

  • McCowan Memorial Libary

The creative process is a labyrinth of mistakes, lessons, questions, and small victories that add up over time. The Creative Kaizen is an open forum to brainstorm your writing projects and help others with theirs. Why struggle alone when you can excel in solidarity with a group? Join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the bi-monthly Creators Kaizen from 6:30-8:30pm at the McCowan Memorial Library.

Writers Refuge Session
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Writers Refuge Session

  • McCowan Memorial Library

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.

Current Virtual Reality Options for Apple Users
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Current Virtual Reality Options for Apple Users

  • Hershey's Mill Community Center

Mac users have always been on the bleeding edge of technology, but Apple has yet to fully jump into the Virtual Reality pool.  Rumors are rampant that Apple engineers are hard at work developing Augmented Reality glasses. But in the meantime, what’s an Apple lover to do?

Never fear, you don’t have to venture to the dark side and buy a PC. There are a few low-end options to give you a virtual taste of what’s to come.  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 iPhone. But maybe you want to do more than just explore VR content, perhaps you are interested in creating it? 

While it’s too soon to get a Mac that can compete with Oculus Rift or Vive, for less than $300, you can invest in a Richo Theta Spherical Digital Camera and shoot and edit 360 videos on your Mac, dipping your toe into the VR pool and exploring the next story telling frontier.  Please join me on March 11th to learn more about the current Virtual Reality options available to Apple Users today.

Movie Meetup: Kong: Skull Island
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Kong: Skull Island

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday March 10th for the 7pm showing of Skull Island 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.

Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives
Mar
9
9:00 pm21:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday March from 9th 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 Career Strategies for Creatives. Whether you are a writer, filmmaker, or any artist working in a creative field, you may benefit from effective strategies to help you maximize your time and efforts and keep those creative juices flowing. From short and long term goal setting to time management, join us as we explore a variety of techniques and resources to empower creatives in strategic pursuit of their dream careers.  After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

The Black List Happy Hour
Mar
1
6:00 pm18:00

The Black List Happy Hour

  • Cavanaugh's Headhouse

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 

Creative Craft Lecture- The Artist's Way
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture- The Artist's Way

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Monday January 23rd 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 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. If enough members are interested, we will start an Artist's Way subgroup. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Movie Meetup- The Great Wall
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup- The Great Wall

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday February 17th for the evening  showing of The Great Wall (Time TBA) 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.

Writers Refuge Session
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Writers Refuge Session

  • McCowan Memorial Library

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.

Movie Meetup: Gold
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Gold

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday February 27th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Gold 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.

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming

  • McCowan Memorial Library

The creative process is a labyrinth of mistakes, lessons, questions, and small victories that add up over time. The Creative Kaizen is an open forum to brainstorm your writing projects and help others with theirs. Why struggle alone when you can excel in solidarity with a group? Join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo at the bi-monthly Creators Kaizen from 6:30-8:30pm at the McCowan Memorial Library.

Writers Refuge Session
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

Writers Refuge Session

  • 15 Pitman Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08062 United States

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.

Movie Meetup: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Dec
16
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday December 16th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 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.

Creative Craft Lecture: Agents & Managers (Take Two)
Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Agents & Managers (Take Two)

Please join us on Tuesday December 13th 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 Managers & Agents. Learn the ins and outs of getting a manager and getting an agent, including: determining if you are ready for one, what their expectations are, and what your expectations should be, then how to go about getting one. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Writers Refuge Session
Dec
7
6:30 pm18:30

Writers Refuge Session

  • McCowan Memorial Library

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.