Chat Topic Schedule




  Sundays 5:00PM to 6:00PM PT - chat instructions here.
A full list of our past #scriptchat guests can be found here.


2020 CHAT SCHEDULE

Note: #Scriptchat will be taking a break until January 12th. Happy Holidays!

JANUARY 2020:

5th: NO CHAT - Golden Globes

12th: Debra Eckerling @TheDEBMethod, writing coach discussing the "Deb Method: Goal Setting Simplified"

19th: Daniel Seco @DanielJSeco, Literary manager at @schemersent

26th: Topic: Loglines and Outlining


FEBRUARY 2020:

2nd: NO CHAT - Super Bowl Sunday

9th: NO CHAT - Oscars

16th:  Topic: Writing Resources, Sites & Productivity Tips

23rd: Screenwriters Anna & Mark Casadei @annaliterally @markliterally
Topic: The Craft & Writing Process (outlining, 1st drafts, rewrites, incorporating notes, how to hook and keep the reader engaged, etc.)
Moderator: Sarah Newman @SarahAlexis4


MARCH 2020:

1st: AMA on the subject of Final Draft @finaldraftinc Big Break with Final Draft's Contest Director, Kala Guess @kala_guess

8th: Director of the LGBT film Lover Girl Shawna Khorasani @shawneesaur TOPIC: Getting started at screenwriting and formulating the best story.
Moderator: Tawny Stokes @Vivi_Tawny

15th: TOPIC: How to build an audience for your work.
Moderator: Jamie Livingston @authorjamie

22nd: Sci-fi screenwriter and columnist for Final DraftScriptMag Jenna Avery @JennaAvery
TOPIC: All things theme, including how to use your theme to solve story problems.
Moderator: Sarah Newman @SarahAlexis4

29th: Shimmer the Glowworm creator Shelby Herman @ShimmerGlows TOPIC: Writing multi-media - Expanding your story idea into an empire of multiple mediums.
Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb


APRIL 2020:

5th: Spencer Striker @spencerstriker - Digital Media Prof
@NUQatar; Creator of History Adventures; Formly: Creator @DxbWavePodcast; Fndg Creative Dir
@GalxyzLab; Founder @GameZombie; Co-founder of @MAGDUWW
TOPIC: Igniting a Curiosity for History

12th: NO CHAT - Easter/Passover

19th: Tripper Clancy @TripperClancy - Stuber, Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This, Die Hart

26th: Marty Lang @marty_lang - TOPIC: Writing for micro-budget features - How to reverse engineer a story based on the resources you have.


MAY 2020:

3rd: Open Topic

10th: NO CHAT - Mother's Day

17th: Topic: Writing Productivity Tips

24th: NO CHAT - Memorial Day

31st: Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish founder of Vast Entertainment, Emmy award winning director, Film/Television producer specializing in book-to-screen adaptation, and author of Sell Your Story in A Single Sentence: Advice from the Front Lines of Hollywood. TOPIC: Loglines
Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb


JUNE 2020:

7th: @NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month's Grant Faulkner - Topic: Writing a Script in 30 Days

14th: Screenwriter Saeed Crumpler @balance510 - Topic: Breaking In, Against All Odds - Read this piece on Final Draft about Saeed's journey!

21st: NO CHAT - Father's Day

28th: John Zaozirny @johnzaozirny Literary Manager and Head of Bellevue Productions. Producer of ELI and upcoming Paramount film INFINITE.


JULY 2020:

5th: NO CHAT - Independence Day

12th: Jeff Willis @jwillis81 TOPIC: AMA about negotiating contracts
Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb

19th:

26th: Kala Guess @kala_guess of Final Draft @finaldraftinc



AUGUST 2020:

2nd: Corey Mandell @coreymandell

9th: Howard Jordon Jr. @howardwrites - TV writer. @cbs The Unicorn. @betplus Bigger. @Netflix Family Reunion. @wgawest @wgaeast award winner. CBS writers mentoring program alum.

16th:

23rd:



SEPTEMBER 2020:

6th: NO CHAT - Labor Day

13th: NO CHAT - EMMYS Tentative Date??

20th: NO CHAT - EMMYS Tentative Date??

27th:



OCTOBER 2020:

4th:

11th:

18th: 

25th:


NOVEMBER 2020:

1st: 

8th:

15th:

22nd:

29th: NO CHAT - Thanksgiving


DECEMBER 2020:

6th:

13th:

20th:

27th: NO CHAT - Holiday Break



Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb
Moderator: Jamie Livingston @authorjamie
Moderator: Zoey Sanford @mszoeyrose
Moderator: Sarah Newman @SarahAlexis4
Moderator: Tawny Stokes @Vivi_Tawny


Wishlist of guests:
  • Travis Beacham @travisbeacham (PACIFIC RIM, KILLING ON CARNIVAL ROW)
  • Hayley McKenzie @HayleyMcKenzie1 Script Editor 
  • Kevin Biegel @kbiegel (COUGAR TOWN, ENLISTED, SCRUBS)
  • Mike Royce @MikeRoyce (ENLISTED, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE) 
  • Michael Green @andmichaelgreen (Orient Express, BR2049, American Gods, Logan)
  • @SarahWatson42 
  • @MrTimHerlihy 
  • @rmayemsinger 
  • @d_haggar 
  • @jimmycthatsme 
  • @GennHutchison
  • @dottiehudson 
  • Ed Solomon @ed_solomon Screenwriter - MEN IN BLACK, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, NOW YOU SEE ME, and more!
  • Joan Wai - Nichol
  • - UCLA extension
Future topics
  • How to apply for/get intro jobs while networking, especially from outside L.A.
  • How to keep your passion projects alive long enough to get produced.
  • Writing a limited series.
  • How "in-house" writing affects writers' careers in general. E.g. Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar have their in-house writers.  How does that affect our opportunities.
  • Film budgeting