About Scriptchat

ScriptChat was created in 2009 for the purpose of bringing new and seasoned screenwriters together to network, improve their writing, learn about the industry, and support one another both during and after our one-hour Twitter chat. Every week, we have a new topic, oftentimes with an honored guest from the screenwriting/filmmaking world.


We're a community, not competitors. 
Everyone has something to learn, so leave your ego behind... and bring your tequila.

Our mission is to provide a platform for our screenwriting community to engage in discussions in a positive environment, whether it be by asking questions of our guests or exchanging ideas on a given topic. What we are not is a straight-up interview site. Our moderators purposely sit back to let the community ask questions, giving them full access to experts, professional writers, executives, etc. Why? Because this is a community not a dictatorship. All we ask (and demand) is to respect our community spirit and each other.

By no means do we endorse any products, merchandise or service a ScriptChat guest may provide nor do we guarantee every question will get answered. Our guests do their very best, but the chat moves quickly, which is why we post a transcript after the chat, available on this site and Storify.

It is always up to the individual screenwriter to do their own due diligence, in part, by asking questions of our guests themselves, using Google, asking for references, or seeking recommendations from people who have used any product or service mentioned during the chat. Our co-founders are volunteers, honored to serve our community and do not in any way profit from any guest or product discussed.

ScriptChat brings the guests to the party so you can learn in a free, unbiased and respectful platform. Our #1 goal is to thoroughly enjoy spending an hour together every Sunday with writers working hard to improve and succeed, and we are proud to have accomplished that time and time again!

Co-Founders: Zac Sanford @zacsanford, Jamie Livingston @authorJamie, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman@jeannevb, Kim Garland @kim_garland, Mina_Zaher @Mina_Zaher

EURO team: Teenie Russell @teenierussell and Taro Russell @TaroJ

ScriptChat SUNDAYS 5pm PT (8pm ET)

The easiest way to chat is via the Scriptchat Chat Room. More detailed chat instructions can be found here.

Check the chat schedule for upcoming topics and join our community of screenwriters!