3 Apr 2014

RULES AND GUIDELINES: WEB 13: Webisode in a Day Contest is a Screenwriters’ Workshop (SWW) and Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Cinema Divison sponsored event made possible by MRAC and MCTC Cinema Division, with additional support from Write Brothers Movie Magic Software and Claude Chmiel. This event seeks to bring together writers of all ages for a day of writing, fellowship, and fun. WHEN:  Saturday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE:      Minneapolis Community and Technical College MCTC Cinema Division 4th Floor Computer Labs Room T4020 and T4050 Parking available in ramp on Hennepin Avenue adjoining MCTC via a  [ Read More ]

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25 Mar 2014

SCREENWRITING SEMINAR with Carole Kirschner and Kathie Fong Yoneda on April 19th – also Pitch Sessions with Carole and Kathie and Feature Contest Winners Announced On Saturday, April 19th, SWW and MCTC Cinema Division will present a FREE screenwriting seminar, WRITING THE MINIATURE STORY: SHORTER CAN BE BETTER, with LA script consultants Carole Kirschner and Kathie Fong Yoneda. Carole and Kathie will also present this year’s SWW Feature Contest winners and be available for individual pitch consultations after the lecture. WHEN:  Saturday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE:  Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), Technical Building, 4th  [ Read More ]

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20 Feb 2014

–Film Industry Wrap Party– Wednesday 12 March,  5 pm – onward –Crooked Pint,  501 Washington Av. S.– Fun with Film Folks from  IFP,  AICP MN, WIFT,  MNFILM & TV,  IATSE 490,  TCFF  andYes, Screenwriters’ Workshop is on board!See you there! — Bar  & Food — See you there!

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2 Feb 2014

GARAGE SALE by Karen Frank was judged the winner–”funny, complete and satisfying…and easily filmed.” And this year, because of many high quality entries, there is a “TIE  for  Runner-up” –  THE CHAIR,  also written by Karen  Frank (DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS !)  and  LION LATTE written by Dick Zonneveld  (CONGRATULATIONS TOO !) — yes, both scripts hold the runner-up position.   Karen’s winning script will be filmed this summer. Permission to post winners’ and semi-finalists’ scripts is now being requested. The semi-finalists for “cue/queue” were Randy Holland for FAMILY FRACAS,  Karen Frank for THE THIRD PROMISE and Dick Zonneveld for LION LATTE. It is  [ Read More ]

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29 Jan 2014

Judges for SWW have chosen 3 semi-finalists’ “queue/cue” shorts for January. These screenplays, in alphabetical order, are FAMILY FRACAS, LION LATTE and THE THIRD PROMISE. (All nine semi-finalist authors will be contacted for permission to post their scripts.) From the 9 shorts, a winner and runner-up will soon be named — final judging is in progress. 31 January is the deadline for our Feature Script Contest. Payment using Paypal, credit cards or checks is suggested. KEEP WRITING !

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8 Jan 2014

In alphabetical order, SwW’s three December semi-finalist short screenplays are– Karen Frank’s GARAGE SALE, Randy Holland’s HARMONY and Shaun Radecki’s PAST TENSE.  Congratulations Writers !  These scripts, along with November’s top three, will soon be posted for all to read. DEADLINES:  The deadline for “cue/queue” is very soon, 15 January.  The deadline for SwW’s big Minnesota feature length contest is 31 January.    Happy New Year and KEEP WRITING!

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25 Nov 2013

Our three “vile/vial” semi-finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are: David Erickson for “Pain”, Karen Frank for “The Chair” and Dick Zonneveld for “The Honey Dipper”. Congratulations SwW members!  These screenplays will be available for all to read on the website very soon.  Remember that  the deadline for “foe/faux” is 15 December, so Keep Writing !

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9 Nov 2013

Scenes from the Screen Writers’ Workshop Public Reading of Karen Frank’s Degenerate, on Monday, October 21st 2013

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10 Oct 2013

SWW 2013 Feature Contest Winner Public Reading on October 21st   Date:               Monday, October 21st Time:               Reading at 7:00 pm (social hour 6:00 – 7:00 pm) Place:               Minneapolis Community and Tech College, Room T4040   As part of the Twin Cities Film Fest, SWW-Thomson Reuters 2013 Screenplay Feature Contest Winner, DEGENERATE by Karen Frank, will be read by professional actors and directed by Bill Cooper. Admission is FREE.   Degenerate is about Otis Baker, who after spending twenty years in a mental hospital, asks his daughter and ex-fiance to take him to Germany to reconnect with his early years as  [ Read More ]

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2 Oct 2013

The 2013 Screen Writers’ Workshop (SWW) Feature Script Contest Winner, Karen Frank, will have a public reading of Degenerate on Monday, October 21st, 7:00pm in room T4040 at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  The event begins with a Social Hour at 6pm that includes food and beverages for SWW members,  MCTC Cinema Division students, cast, family and friends. Degenerateis a dramatic film that follows an aging German painter and his quest for saving his art.  The reading will include a professional cast of ten Twin Cities actors directed by Bill Cooper (www.billcooper.info).    Following the reading, there will a screening of  [ Read More ]

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