My Screenwriting Group Needs A Few More Good Writers --
The amazing screenwriting group I belong to is looking for some new writers, so I figured I'd throw it out here.
There's a commitment involved. The group meets from 7-10 every Monday night in Studio City, and though you can miss a night every now and then, you should be showing up at least 80% of the time.
The people who run the group are looking for solid writers with a "creative spark". You will need to submit a script as a writing sample to be considered for membership.
Dues are $30 a month, to pay for the theater we meet in. The writer retains all rights to anything that is workshopped through the group.
The group is structured like this: every Monday night, 4 writers bring in up to 25 pages each. They cast the actors who show up there to read roles. And then you get to sit in the audience, and listen to your dialogue coming from the mouths of some pretty good actors.
And then you sit on the stage, and you quietly listen and jot down notes as the other writers constructively criticize what they have just heard. And they're good at it, so you have to be at the point where you can appreciate the feedback and not mind seeing your work get torn apart if it needs it.
You will be bringing in work roughly once a month. The last Monday of each month, one of the writers gets to bring in a full script to be read by the actors (one of mine is up in 13 days).
It's a good group, full of good people serious about what they do (which isn't to say that we don't have fun as well).
If anyone is seriously interested, e-mail me for more details.