Scottish Screenwriters

For everyone in Scotland interested in screenwriting

Welcome

Scottish Screen Writers meetings are held every month at the Centre For Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. From time to time meetings and events are held elsewhere in Scotland. Details of each meeting can be seen in the events section, which is also featured on this page. Everyone, from novice to professional, is welcome.

Grant Applications, Mission Statement, Rules and Equal Opportunities

These are Scottish Screenwriters Mission Statement, rules and Equal Opportunities documents.

Mission statement

Workshop Guidelines.pdf

RULES

Equal_Ops_Statement

Scottish Screenwriters Funding Application Form

Table Read Format.pdf

Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the group meet?

SSW meets on the 2nd Monday of every month.

  • Where does the group meet?

The group currently meets regularly at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. On occasion the group will meet elsewhere in Scotland.

  • What is a screenplay?

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Recommended Websites

The Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance is a free online film and television directory listing professionals both in front of and behind the camera.

http://www.glasgowfilm.co.uk


As well as info about the many things BAFTA Scotland are involved in, there are weekly screenings and free entry to Cineworld Mon-Thu. Student membership only £30.00!
www.baftascotland.co.uk

Adrian's "Making It As A Screenwriter" is available here - invaluable.
www.meadkerr.com

DROPBOX Free online storage space, never again worry about hard drive crashes. www.dropbox.com

Other Useful Sites:

www.gmacfilm.com

www.ropeofsilicon.com

www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom

www.writersguild.org.uk

www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk

www.creativescotland.com

www.writingtreatments.com

www.imdb.com

www.zoetrope.com

www.scriptangel.co.uk

www.variety.com

www.twelvepoint.com

www.moviescopemag.com

Screenwriting software


We recommend CELTX - This new version is excellent, highly recommended, and free.. www.celtx.com

FINAL DRAFT is the industry standard. www.finaldraft.com

Screenwriting Suite from Adobe.
https://story.adobe.com/

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    Blogs We Like

    A great Blog from James Moran,with lots of advice for all aspiring screenwriters.

    James Moran Blog 

    Scott Myers, is an incredibly proactive screen writing guru. Check him out.

    http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/


    Lucy V Hay - Lucy has written lots of info on screen formatting!
    www.lucyvee.blogspot.com

    Danny Stack - Working Screenwriter. Hugely informative. Look through his 'best of' series!
    dannystack.blogspot.co.uk


    Stephen Hoover, USA - Explains why it takes 10 years to become a professional screenwriter.
    www.wagstaffnet.blogspot.com

    Michelle Lipton - For new writers from a freelance writer for film and radio.
    www.michellelipton.wordpress.com

    Jason Arnopp - A very busy screenwriter with experience in all formats. eg Dotor Who
    www.jasonarnopp.blogspot.com

    Laura Anderson - "Thoughts & Things" from a Writer, Script Reader/Editor and Screen Academy Graduate.
    www.missread.blogspot.com

    USA - A Hollywood Script Reader advises on how to go about making the job easier.
    www.thebitterscriptreader.blogspot.com


    ...and if all of this wasn't enough, a very long list of writers with blogs...
    http://www.scribomatic.com/


    If you have a Blog you like and think it should be included here, please send one of us the details. Jerry / John

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