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

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.

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW! 

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!

View Event →
Movie Meetup: Dunkirk
Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

View Event →
Craft Lecture: Good In A Room
Jul
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

View Event →
The Artist's Way
Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

View Event →
Movie Meetup: The Beguiled
Jul
9
2:50pm 2:50pm

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.

View Event →
Creative Craft Lecture: Virtual Reality- VR and 360 Videos
Jun
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

View Event →
The Artist's Way- Chapter 3
Jun
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

View Event →
Writers Refuge Session
Jun
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

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.

View Event →
Movie Meetup: Wonder Woman
Jun
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

View Event →
Creators Kaizen Brainstorming
May
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming

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.

View Event →
Writers Refuge Session
May
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

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.

View Event →
Movie Meetup: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
May
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movie Meetup: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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.

View Event →
The Artist's Way- Chapter 2
May
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Artist's Way- Chapter 2

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.

View Event →
Creative Craft Lecture: Prewriting
May
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Creative Craft Lecture: Prewriting

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.

View Event →
Movie Meetup: The Lost City of Z
Apr
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movie Meetup: The Lost City of Z

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.

View Event →
Writers Refuge Session
Apr
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

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.

View Event →
The Artist's Way- Chapter 1
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Artist's Way- Chapter 1

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.

View Event →
The Black List Happy Hour
Apr
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

View Event →
Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives 2
Apr
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives 2

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.

View Event →
Creators Kaizen Brainstorming
Mar
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Creators Kaizen Brainstorming

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.

View Event →
Writers Refuge Session
Mar
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

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.

View Event →
Current Virtual Reality Options for Apple Users
Mar
11
10:00am10:00am

Current Virtual Reality Options for Apple Users

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.

View Event →
Movie Meetup: Kong: Skull Island
Mar
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movie Meetup: Kong: Skull Island

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.

View Event →
Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives
Mar
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Creative Craft Lecture: Career Strategies for Creatives

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.

View Event →
The Black List Happy Hour
Mar
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

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 

View Event →
Creative Craft Lecture- The Artist's Way
Feb
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Creative Craft Lecture- The Artist's Way

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.

View Event →