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5150 is a private online international screenwriting workshop run by screenwriter Max Adams. The 5150 workshop exists to provide screenwriters a place in which they may provide and receive feedback on works in progress, finished scripts, concepts in development, and marketing strategies for launching new projects within a private, safe, pro writer environment. It is hosted by The Academy of Film Writing.

Atlanta Screenwriters Anonymous, a volunteer group for screenwriters at all levels. In addition to table reads of member screenplays, meetings cover the range of screenwriting topics - formatting, structure, character development, theme, dialog, marketing, and more.

Austin Screenwriters Group, is a resource to serve local screenwriters, providing guidance and support in all areas of the field. We meet twice a month for readings of members' scripts. We are open to writers of all levels of expertise.

Big Bear Screenwriters Association
(bbsa@usa.net) P.O. Box 135028, Big Bear Lake, CA   92315. 909/585-2662.

Central Jersey Screenwriters Group. If you live in New Jersey and would like to join a screenwriting group, email us and you will be added to our mailing list and introduced to the group. We are just starting and would like to reach a critical mass before we break off into groups/geographical clusters which may meet in person. Online e-mail discussions are sure to be quite active for those who are unable to meet physically.

CineStory, 427 N. Canon Drive, Suite 202m, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.  Phone 310-968-0086.  Email:  info@cinestory.org --   National screenwriting nonprofit dedicated to nurturing new screenwriting talent through mentorship programs.

Chicago African-American Screenwriters. A coalition of local screenwriters who have at least one completed script who are looking for ways to polish and sell their work. 4414 S. Prarie, Chicago. Contact dgunn1911@aol.com or call 773-548-8894.

Chicago Screenwriters Group.  Dedicated writers who share feedback on completed screenplays or works-in-progress.  They meet every three weeks at the Perfect Cup, on the corner of Damen and Leland.  Contact Eric Diekhans for exact meeting dates and times.

Chicago Screenwriters Network P.O. Box 577758, Chicago, IL  60657. 312/409-9407.

Dallas Screenwriter's Association Entering its 25th year as a helpful organization for screenwriters. Sponsors the Big Star Screenwriting Competition.

Georgia Screenwriting Group meets west of Atlanta in Hiram.   Contact angela@budgetvideoproductions.com.

Hawai'i Screenwriters Association.  Free to all writers.  olaguerobert@hotmail.com.

Hawaii - Oahu Screenwriters Critique Group - This friendly, supportive group is dedicated to refining and polishing scripts.   Meetings are twice a month in Honolulu. For more info:  mauidelite@yahoo.com.

Hollywood Scriptwriters Group

Houston -- Bayou City Screenwriters Our principal focus is on promoting filmmaking from the POV of a screenwriter in the Houston area particularly, and Texas generally.  Members may agree to critique scripts from time to time, and on a private one-on-one basis. We're trying to promote short film festivals at local coffee shops, precinct multi-purpose centers, and libraries. Of course, we want to have our scripts produced as part of these festivals. We're also working on establishing an annual Screenwriting competition here in Houston for Texas writers.

Infusions.  A small group of writers who meet bi-monthly to complete writing exercises, discuss on-going individual and group projects, and discuss ways to get published.  Infusions@hotmail.com.

Las Vegas Screenwriting Group meets bi-monthly to share outlines, treatments, pages, and screenplays. We are open to writers who aspire to a professional level. Contact Terry Hayden.

London Filmscribe Writers’ Group - A London based screenwriters workshop, meeting monthly at the Curzon Soho. For experienced writers only. Email Kira-Anne Pelican for more information.

Long Island Screenwriting Group meets once a month in Dix Hills, New York. The group is comprised of screenwriters, filmmakers, actors and other industry professionals. We read scripts, plays, and shorts and critique each other's work. We also discuss other aspects of the writing process. For more information contact Mishi66@aol.com.

Los Angeles Screenwriting Group meets in L.A. Monday nights on la Cienega near Pico Blvd.  Writers and actors welcome.  Actors read writer's material followed by critical discussion.  Screen and playwrights only.   Contact Mike O'Conner. 310-837-7857.

Los Angeles Writers Group meets twice a month in the L.A./San Fernando Valley area to read and discuss writers' work.  Writers should have completed at least one feature length script or two TV scripts.  Interested persons should e-mail a brief description of their background and the nature of their interest in the group to Kathy Anne Wittes.

Manhattan Screenwriters Workshop.  A screenwriting group based in Manhattan. (212) 496-2263. dackman@compuserve.com.

Maryland: Central Maryland Screenwriter's group. A new group forming in central Maryland, near Baltimore. We will set up a meeting schedule once we have a few members. Membership requires a completed screenplay. All aspects of screenwriting are our topics. Contact Stephen Wright.

Minneapolis Screenwriters - A new group is starting and will meet the second Thursday of every month at 7:00PM.  Please email me for the location in the northwest suburbs:  ScottPetersonMN@hotmail.com

Minnesota -- Screenwriters Workshop provides aspiring and practicing Minnesota screenwriters a setting for interaction and exchange of information.  Since 1987, Screenwriter's Workshop has promoted the development of Minnesota screenwriters through a variety of programs: Script Groups, 2nd Tuesday Reading Series, ScriptNight, and ScreenLabs.

NewJersey -- Central Jersey Screen Hacks.  Please contact James to get more information about a newly forming screenwriter's group in central New Jersey.

New Jersey Screenwriters Network offers both online and in-person memberships.  We're looking for screenwriters serious about the craft and business of writing for the screen.

New Mexico -- Screaming Ninjas -- Meets every other Thursday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact Marc @ skatingkokopelli@hotmail.com.

New Mexico Screenwriters -- An organization developed to bring screenwriting speakers to the aspiring screenwriter.

New Jersey Screenwriters

New Jersey based screenwriters group is seeking new members.  Group meets twice monthly in Morris county.  Members scripts are read and critique is offered.  Friendly supportive atmosphere for serious screenwriters.  Contact njscreen@optonline.net for more information.

New York city Screenwriters. Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month for feedback and networking. Open to all, but prefer screenwriters with one rough draft screenplay completed. Please submit a 5-10 page sample of your work and a little about yourself.

New York City Screenwriting Group is looking to add a few serious, experienced and open-minded screenwriters to our small group. We meet every two weeks to give supportive and constructive script feedback. All forms of narrative welcome. Please send a 10-15 page sample and a resume to Debbie.

Northern California Screenwriters– Organization for screenwriters, filmmakers, and actors. Hosts the Northern California Screenwriter’s Expo.

Northern California Writers & Filmmakers meets the first or second Friday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Studio Center, 915 Fee Drive, Sacramento.   The public is welcome (an $5 donation is suggested for guests).  E-mail ncwriters@lycos.com for NCWA membership information.

North Hollywood Screenwriters Meetup Group You're a screenwriter. You've written scripts. You want feedback from your peers. The group meets once a month on Saturdays, and is open to all genres, both television and film. We place emphasis not only on improving the quality of your scripts -- but also your pitch to sell them!

North Hollywood--Word Addicts.  We are a group of serious and professional motivated screenwriters, actors, and playwrights who meet weekly to read and discuss one another's work. We are always looking for good people if they are willing to make the commitment and would benefit from a screenwriting group. Contact Word Addict.

N. MA - S. NH Screenwriters Group. New England Film Makers: Meet with local professional and aspiring screenwriters to discuss story ideas, plot lines, character development, and more.

Ohio Screenwriters.

Online group -- Discuss ideas and knowledge about script writing, writing, films in general, or indeed anything else!

Online writing group - "Righters Untie!"  -- For scripts, books, stories, poems, lyrics, articles, etc., but mostly for screenwriters.  People are encouraged to post anything they've written and give and receive feedback.

Orange County, California Well-established group.

Orange County Group for Yorba Linda and surrounding cities. E-mail Keith at k-carden@msn.com.

Orange County Screenwriters Association Founded by professional writers for writers at any level.  Join us online or at our events to network and discuss screenwriting.  We provide regular speakers, seminars, resources, and more.

Orlando Screenwriters Meetup Meet downtown every other Saturday for read & critique. Pros and wannabes.

Oxnard Screenwriters. Discuss scripts and provide feedback on works in progress. We read 6-8 pages and provide constructive feedback. We meet at Barnes & Noble in Ventura on Telephone Road from 7-9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Pennsylvania -- Schoeneck Creek Screenwriters in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Contact Bill Hartin.

Philadelphia/New Jersey - Dysfunctional Screenwriters Society provides aspiring and practicing screenwriters in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area, a setting for interaction and exchange of information. This group is comprised of screenwriters, filmmakers, actors and other industry professionals. We read scripts, plays, and shorts and critique each other's work. We also discuss other aspects of the writing process. For more information please visit our website.

Philly Screenwriters: read scripts, share ideas, feedback, resources-- "We're all in this together."  Contact catwoman380@cs.com.

Phoenix Screenwriters Connection. Serving Phoenix Metro Area - We are a screenwriting group meeting monthly to discuss our screenplays and motivate members to keep writing. We accept all levels of writers. Along with our personal projects, we are currently writing a feature screenplay as a group project. We also collaborate with an independent film group in the Phoenix area to produce our screenplays.

Reno Screenwriters. We have a members-only website and are closely affiliated with the Reno Film Festival and the Nevada Film Office. Anyone located in northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe or the Sierra's are welcome. If you have questions, call Pam Dulgar at 775-827-2808.

Rhode Island, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.  We will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  We welcome all levels, all interested, responsible people.  Contact David @ 401-847-4340.

Sacramento Screenwriting Syndicate– Free to all. Exchange scripts, conduct readings, give feedback, and lend support.

Salt Lake Greenlight Screenwriting Group meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Sugar house Barnes & Noble's Cafe, 2100 South 1104 East, Salt Lake City,  For further info contact Holly @ jasminbrian@hotmail.com.

San Antonio Screenwriters Guild is a group of local screenwriters who are dedicated to helping each other become better storytellers in both film and TV writing. Through continued education, table readings of local scripts, knowledgeable feedback and brainstorming sessions we seek to improve our craft. Find us on Facebook or visit our website.

San Diego Group -- Hosted by writer and writing coach Vera Caccioppoli on first and third Wednesdays.

San Diego Screenwriters Group  This group is mainly for North County San Diego screenwriters, but anyone from San Diego can join.

San Diego Scriptwriters – We meet monthly in San Diego to critique member's scripts, share information and inspiration, and in general encourage screenwriting. Persons interested in joining can contact me at ajcrane1@roadrunner.com.

San Francisco Bay Area Screenwriters – see “Northern California Screenwriters.”.

San Jose, California.  Looking for committed screenwriters in the greater San Jose area. Starting a new group that will be limited to five and meet twice  a month for script reading and in-depth feedback. Please contact tifaboss@gmail.com if you are interested.

Santa Monica Group.  See "Write Away..."

Screenwriter's Club is an online group devoted to talking about Screenwriting.  If you have any question or want feedback on a scene, other members will help you out.   This group is great for beginners as well as experts.  If you want to subscribe to the Screenwriter's Group go to subscribe-screenwritersclub@topica.com.   Or if you want more information go to http://www.topica.com and look for the screenwriter's Club.

Screenwriters Group, Box 255, Palatine, IL 60078-0255.

Screenwriters Workshop, P. O. Box 580800, Minneapolis, MN 55458-0800. Sponsors the Morrow Screenwriting Fellowship.

Script Lounge -- A global community for screenwriters to share ideas and collaborate on projects. Utilizing the mastermind principle to tap into infinite creativit..

The Scriptwriters Network  6404 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1640, Los Angeles, California 90048.  1-888-796-9673 (1-888-SWN-WORD)  Professional organization. Must submit a completed script to gain full membership.   info@scriptwritersnetwork.org

Southwestern Ohio Writers Group. Beginners and people with one written script meet bi-weekly. For information, e-mail playwrightGB@cs.com.

Studio City, CA. ScriptWrights - Professional screenwriting group. Limited membership. cold read by professional actors and critiqued. Must have three registered scripts and submit one script. Contact scriptwrights@sbcglobal.net.

Tennessee Screenwriting Association.

Tucson Screenwriters Group meets monthly to share materials and resources, read ten pages, and evaluate scripts for structure and format. Our group has members interested in the promotion/financing of independent film and video tshall2312@aol.com.

Utah Screenwriter's Group -- Meets every 4th Thursday of the month @ 7pm @ Sugar House Barnes & Noble which is 2100 S 1103 E. This group is more of intermediate to professional level. All levels are welcome though. For more info on this group feel free to contact Holly at jasminbrian@hotmail.com.

Utah Student Film Collective Writing Workshop meets weekly to read scripts, pitch ideas, discuss concepts and outlines, etc. Open to anyone. Meets in Provo. Contact ethjam@hotmail.com.

Vancouver, Washington's Screen Weavers meets every three weeks to talk movies, especially writing for them. Beginners to produced writers are welcome.

Virginia: Northern Virginia Screenwriter's Group. Meets once a month in Northern Virginia. Come enjoy the camaraderie, feedback and support of others who share your interest. Beginners welcome. For information please e-mail john@dracster.com.

Wisconsin Screenwriter's Forum, Contact WISWSF@aol.com. Nonprofit. Mission: to provide support, education, and networking support to members both in Wisconsin and nationwide.

Word Addicts -- See "North Hollywood--Word Addicts."

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