The next Write On! Meeting in Santa Monica will be next Wednesday, July 14. Please send news and events to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by July 12. Remember, post your July goals on Write On! Online and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript.
If you have not already done so, please chime in on the Write On! Writers survey, posted over the holiday weekend. Thanks in advance for your input!
The Write On! Summer Challenge is to write a fictional “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” The contest runs through August 31, and has prizes from iScript, The Writers Store, and authors from VBT-Writers on the Move. Travel writer John E. DiScala (a.k.a. Johnny Jet) will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the finalists!. Submit your 200 to 400 word story in the body of an email to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com. For complete prize info and submission guidelines, check the website.
Saturday, July 10: Summer is here and so is the release-party for the Amor Fati LA Art & Literary Magazine Volume 2, “The Disaster Issue.” The release party starts at 9pm at The Mezz, 501 S Spring Street, in downtown Los Angeles, $5 cover. The theme of this Fall’s issue (Volume 3) is “Secrets.” Submissions can be fiction or non-fiction. Deadline for submissions is September 13, 2010. Please visit the website for further details.
Tuesday, July 13: The Writers Guild Foundation presents an interview with screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight saga, Dexter) at 7:30 pm Pacific. Those in the Los-Angeles area can attend the event live. There’s also a streaming event option. For details and tickets, go to http://www.wgfoundation.org/. For more on Melissa Rosenberg, read the StoryLink interview.
Wednesday, July 14: The Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio is next Wednesday from 11 am – 11:30 am. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link!
Wednesday, July 14: Write On! meeting at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica from 7 – 9 pm.
Save the Date: Monday, July 26: No Restrictions Entertainment’s One Hour Fantasy Girl (2009) will be screening at the Film Courage Interactive, which starts at 7 pm, in Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent – 50% of the Box Office goes to @DWCweb (Downtown Women’s Center) to help end homelessness for women. Read the Write On! Q&A with screenwriter Edward Michael Bravo’s Q&A here.
Sundays: Scriptchat was created for the purpose of bringing new and seasoned screenwriters together to learn and grow. Since screenwriters are global, Scriptchat has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb). Remember, Script Chat is a community, not competitors. Everyone has something to learn. All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources: http://www.scriptchat.com. On July 11th Scriptchat will be talking about animation.
Comedy Contest: vComedy, the new Facebook Application, and Comedy Sportz, the longest running improv group in LA, are proud to announce their first of many comedy contests! Starting July 1st using the vComedy app, record your own comedy bit for the chance to win a new Mac iPad. Just send out the link to all of your friends to “like” and the recording with the most “likes” by August 1st wins! Go to http://www.facebook.com/comedysportzla?ref=ts or http://apps.facebook.com/vcomedy/vcomedyfaq
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