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.

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming
Nov
30
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.

Creative Craft Lecture:  Rewriting
Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Rewriting

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday November 15th 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 Rewriting. You've written a draft (or two or three) and have gotten your feedback and/or coverage; now what? How should you attack the rewrite? How do you sort through all the notes and decide how much to change? The key to a successful screenwriting career is determining the note behind the note, receiving criticism and not be creatively debilitated by it, and elevating the quality of your next draft. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Writers Refuge Session
Nov
2
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.

Creative Craft Lecture: Film Festivals
Oct
25
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: Film Festivals

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday October 25th 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 Film Festivals.  Should you be attending Film Festivals, even if you don't have a film premiering? What can you get out of them? And which ones are right for you? From panels to workshops to parties to networking, learn how to get the most out of attending a Film Festival, and hear all about Lisa's adventures in Austin at the premiere Film Festival for screenwriters. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Writers Refuge Session
Oct
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.

Black List Happy Hour
Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

Black List Happy Hour

  • Xfinity Live

Please join members of South Jersey Screenwriters and other filmmakers in the Philadelphia area at the Black List Happy Hour on Wednesday October 5th from 7-9pm at Xfinity Live on Pattison Avenue. Hope to see you there!!!


Please register for your free ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-list-philadelphia-happy-hour-tickets-27137190066?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Movie Meetup: Deepwater Horizon
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Deepwater Horizon

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday September 30th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Deep Water Horizon 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
Sep
28
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.

Creative Craft Lecture: What to Write
Sep
22
7:00 pm19:00

Creative Craft Lecture: What to Write

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Thursday September 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 meeting will begin on What to Write.  Did you know that it's estimated that 99% of screenplays fail at the premise? What you decide to write is every bit as important as how well you write it. Is your idea high concept, is it marketable, and does it fit in with your brand? Join us to find out about all this and more. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Black List Happy Hour
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Black List Happy Hour

  • Jon's Bar and Grille

Please join members of South Jersey Screenwriters and other filmmakers in the Philadelphia area at the Black List Happy Hour on Wednesday September 7 from 6-8pm at Jon's Bar and Grille on South Street. (After the happy hour, I will be inhaling a cheesesteak or two at Jim's Steaks, which is close by!) Hope to see you there!!!

Please register for your free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-list-philadelphia-happy-hour-tickets-27137210126?platform=hootsuite

Movie Meetup: War Dogs
Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: War Dogs

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday August 26th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of War Dogs 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.

Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Managers & Agents
Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Managers & Agents

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Tuesday August 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 meeting 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.

Movie Meetup: Jason Bourne
Jul
29
Jul 30

Movie Meetup: Jason Bourne

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join us on Friday July 29th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Jason Bourne 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.

Movie Meetup: Ghostbusters
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Ghostbusters

  • AMC Deptford 8
  • Please join us on Friday July 15th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Ghostbusters 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 before the show starts.

Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Networking
Jul
13
7:00 pm19:00

Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Networking

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join us on Wednesday July 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 meeting will begin on Networking. The industry is often called a relationship business.  Learn the ins and outs of expanding your network of contacts.  After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Movie Meetup: Independence Day- Resurgence
Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Independence Day- Resurgence

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters on Friday June 24th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Independence Day- Resurgence 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 before the show starts.

Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Delivering a Great Pitch
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Delivering a Great Pitch

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters on Monday June 20th 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 meeting will begin on Delivering a Great Pitch. Learn the Do's and Don'ts for delivering a great pitch for your script.  After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Movie Meetup: Money Monster
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Money Monster

  • AMC Marlton 8

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters on Friday May 13th for the 7:15pm showing of Money Monster at the AMC Marlton 8 in Marlton, NJ. After the movie, we will discuss the film over food and drinks at Redstone American Grill. 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 before the show starts.

 Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Writing a Great Pitch
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

Continually Honing Our Creative Craft Meeting: Writing a Great Pitch

  • McCowan Memorial Library

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters on Tuesday May 3rd 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 meeting will begin on Writing a Great Pitch. Learn how to write a great pitch for your script, including summarizing your story, identifying its hook and what makes it marketable, understanding the audience you are pitching to, and how to sell yourself as a writer. After the lecture there will be time for Q&A.

Movie Meetup: Criminal
Apr
16
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Meetup: Criminal

  • AMC Deptford 8

Please join South Jersey Screenwriters on Saturday April 16th for the evening showing (Time TBA) of Criminal 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 before the show starts.