Sundays 5:00PM to 6:00PM PT - chat instructions here.
A full list of our past #scriptchat guests can be found here.
2023 CHAT SCHEDULE
1st: NO CHAT - Happy New Year!
8th: Open Topic
15th: TOPIC - Different approaches to outlining.
22nd: TOPIC: Character introductions.
29th: TOPIC: Finding and working with a writing group.
5th: Jeffrey Lieber @JeffLieber - Lost (2004-2010),Miami Medical (2010), NCIS: New Orleans (2014-2015), Impulse (2018-2019), Don't Look Deeper (2020-2022), Charmed
12th: NO CHAT - Super Bowl
19th: Seth Sherwood @SethMSherwood - Screenwriter. Devil Take Me (Supermassive 2022), Light as a Feather (Hulu 2019), Hellfest (2018) Leatherface (2017), upcoming untitled Amazon horror series.26th: Scott Myers @gointothestory - Author (Amazon #1 Best Seller, Film & TV, "The Protagonist's Journey"), Screenwriter (K-9), Host (http://GoIntoTheStory.com, official Black List screenwriting blog).
5th: DMA Anderson @planetdma - TOPIC: Industry emphasis on and expectations of "The First 10 Pages" of scripts, including some of the Oscar contenders, as well as some TV pilots.
12th: NO CHAT - Oscars(Note: Daylight Saving Time - Turn your clocks forward an hour!)
19th: It's my mom's 91st birthday ... so, OPEN TOPIC night while I eat cake with my favorite person in the world.26th: Nate Golon @NateGolon - Creator/EP of WORKSHOP (Hulu); BRIEFCASE (Netflix); MY SYNTHESIZED LIFE. Author of JOURNEY OF SELF: SIX MONTHS IN THE JAPANESE COUNTRYSIDE.
2nd: Manfred Lopez Grem @ManfredGrem - Mexican-American Writer-Director | WGA | Weintraub Tobin | Zero Gravity | 2021 Black List Feature Lab Fellow | #1 on Black List Site | Multiple 8s & 9s9th: NO CHAT - Easter/Passover16th: TOPIC: Writing apps, programs, resources to help you create.23rd: TOPIC: Writing goals and obstacles.
30th: Norman Richard Lesperance @NRLesperance: Mortal Co-Writer / Screenwriter / Novelist / Director / Producer / Photographer / Storyteller / World Builder Repped by Zack Zucker at @bellevueprods - TOPIC: Survival as a writer ... both in trying to succeed while maintaining sanity.
7th: Open Topic14th: NO CHAT - Mother's Day28th: NO CHAT - Memorial Day
4th: Topic: Best advice you've gotten in life/writing from anyone.11th: Topic: Adaptations and the reimagining works of public domain.18th: NO CHAT - Father's Day25th: Topic: Story structure.
2nd: NO CHAT - Independence Day9th: Topic: Writing Scenes and Sequences16th:23rd: Open Topic
30st: Open Topic
6th: Topic: How do you stay motivated?
13th: Topic: Character Backstories
20th: Open Topic27th: Open Topic
3rd: NO CHAT - Labor Day10th: Open Topic17th: Topic: First 10 Pages24th: Topic: Finding and Working with a Screenwriting Mentor
1st: Topic: Productivity - Share Tips and Resources!8th: NO CHAT - Columbus/Indigenous People's Day22nd: Martin Aguilera @_martinaguilera - Topic: Things writers can avoid when submitting materials.
5th: Special LIVE Zoom event in partnership with Pipeline Artists' Symposium!
Join screenwriting career coach, Lee Jessup, and Bellevue's literary manager, Jeff Portnoy, for a discussion about the post-strike state of the screenwriting industry to better prepare yourself for breaking into the new landscape of Hollywood.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT—limited spaces available!
(Note: Daylight savings time ends, turn clocks back 1 hour!)
12th:19th:26th: NO CHAT - Thanksgiving
24th: NO CHAT - Happy Holidays
31st: NO CHAT - Happy New Year!