Chat Schedule



  Sundays 5:00PM to 6:00PM PT - chat instructions here.

A full list of our past #scriptchat guests can be found here.


2021 CHAT SCHEDULE

Due to COVID, there are 2021 Awards Season Changes - click here.


JANUARY 2021:

3rd: New Year = New Goals + Get Shit Done! TOPIC: Tips for setting goals and actually accomplishing them! 

10th: Audrey Knox @audreyknox - TOPIC: How to get a manager

17th: Jay and Chris Thornton @ThemThorntons - Writers of CACTUS JACK talking indie filmmaking and parallel development. 

24th: TOPIC: The best resources for writers to learn craft: Podcasts, books and courses... bonus points if you can find free things to share! 

31st: Emily Steele @TheEmilySteele - TOPIC: Character development and dialogue. Writing in multiple mediums by knowing your characters and letting their dialogue drive the story.

 

FEBRUARY 2021: 

7th: NO CHAT - Super Bowl

14th: Rosanne Welch @RosanneWelch - screenwriter, TV writer, novelist and Exec Director, Stephens College MFA In TV and Screenwriting @stephenscollege - TOPIC: Working in/behavior in a writers room, being female inside a writers room, and the benefits of having an MFA!   

21st: Sheryl J. Anderson @sheryljanderson - Showrunner SWEET MAGNOLIAS (Netflix)

28th: NO CHAT - Golden Globes


MARCH 2021:

7th: OPEN TOPIC

14th: Angela Bourassa @angelabourassa1 - 2020 Black List, UTA & Fourward, PAGE Gold Prize, AFF Finalist, @LA_Screenwriter, @Write_LA

21st:  Brad Wyman @bradwyman - Motion Picture Producer; Monster, Freeway, The Dark Backeard, Trees Lounge and many more to come. TOPIC: Great screenplays.

28th: Finish Line Script Competition @FinishLineScrip - TOPIC: Historical/social justice filmmaking today.


APRIL 2021:

4th: NO CHAT - Easter/Passover

11th: OPEN TOPIC

18th: Jamil Akim O'Quinn, MDiv@joquinn06

25th: Brian T. Arnold @briantarnold - TOPIC: AMA about contests, getting repped & more!


MAY 2021:

2nd: OPEN TOPIC

9th: NO CHAT - Mother's Day


23rd: Gary Goldstein @garywgoldstein, producer of PRETTY WOMAN

30th: NO CHAT - Memorial Day


JUNE 2021:

6th: Heather Taylor @HeatherATaylor - TOPIC: Writer for Hire 

13th: OPEN TOPIC

20th: NO CHAT - Father's Day

27th: Marty Lang @marty_lang - TOPIC: All things webs series, including how to sell one! 


JULY 2021:

4th: NO CHAT - Independence Day

11th: Ken Aguado @kaguado, author of The Hollywood Pitching Bible - TOPIC: Pitching

18th: @finaldraftinc - Importance of loglines for contests ... and everything else.

25th: Lucas McNelly @lmcnelly - TOPIC: Writing something you know you can make. 


AUGUST 2021:

1st: Script Pipeline @scriptpipeline - TOPIC: Contest POV - A Conversation with Script Pipeline.

8th: Michael Corcoran @MCorcoran15 - Screenwriter of Shelter  
TOPIC: Breaking in from Outside L.A.

15th: Jon Steinhagen @JonSteinhagen - Crossing over into different mediums

22nd: OPEN TOPIC

29th: 



SEPTEMBER 2021:
*Note: The Emmys are one Sunday night this month TBD*

5th: NO CHAT - Labor Day

12th: OPEN TOPIC

19th: Emmy's - Open Topic

26th: Kevin T. Morales @KevinTMorales




OCTOBER 2021:

3rd: NO CHAT - or just chat amongst yourselves. (Jeanne's traveling.) 

10th: Screen Pit @ScreenPit - A new Twitter pitching event for screenwriters, launching October 13th. Learn more here.

17th: Execs at International Screenwriters Association @NetworkISA, Max Timm @iMaxTimm and Scott Markus @ScottMarkus - TOPIC: Ghost stories and movies

24th: 


NOVEMBER 2021:

7th: 

14th: Shayna Weber @shaynaweber and Clarissa Jacobson of Rebel Minx @RebelMinx_ - TOPIC: Pitch Decks

21st: Daniel Seco @DanielJSeco - Literary Manager

28th: NO CHAT - Thanksgiving


DECEMBER 2021:

5th: OPEN TOPIC

12th: 

19th: 

26th: NO CHAT - Happy Holidays!

 

January 2022:

 2nd: NO CHAT - Happy Holidays!