Event has ended Workshopping Session

4 Attendees

Lisa Rysinger Lisa Rysinger Organizer
producer, screenwriter
Stephen Lombardo Stephen Lombardo
editor, filmmaker, illustrator, screenwriter, videographer
Shaun Maddox Shaun Maddox
boom operator, camera operator, director of photography, editor, sound mixer, steadicam operator
Ellen Waitt Ellen Waitt
  Stage 32 Meetups present:

Workshopping Session

Where: Barnes & Noble
201 Rowan Boulevard
Glassboro, New Jersey
When: Wednesday, July 22nd
6:30PM -
Meetup Organizer
23 Members  |  90 Meetups
Note! We will be at the tables upstairs.
About the meetup

Please join Assistant Organizer Stephen Lombardo for the monthly Workshopping Session on Wednesday July 22nd from 6:30-9pm at the Rowan Barnes and Noble in Glassboro, NJ. Writers with screenplays in any stage of development are welcome. If you would like to workshop your own pages, please read the guidelines below. Thanks!


Meeting Format

6:30-7:00 – Sign in, Meet & Greet, Open Discussion

7:00-7:45 – Workshop Script One

7:50-8:35 – Workshop Script Two

8:35-8:50 – Production/Open Discussions

8:50-9:00 – Straighten Up

Format/Rules for Workshopping Scripts

1. Character Assignment and Table Read (10 min.)

a. Writers, please have character names ready to be assigned, to members, for reading.

2. Critiquing (25 min.)

a. Writers must remain silent. No questions! No explanations! You’re merely a fly on the wall. Take notes for questions later.

b. MUST start with at least one positive response, followed by one or two respectful critiques, then on to the next person.

i. All responses MUST be explained, along with a solution/suggestion for addressing.

ii. Remember, writers are baring their souls so please remain on topic at all times.

3. Writer’s Time (10 min.)

a. Writers, this is your time. Refer to your notes. Ask questions. Explain.

Script Submission Procedures

Scripts/pages for workshopping are determined on a first come first serve basis. They can be short stories, scenes, or pages from a feature. To allow for adequate critiquing time, submissions must not exceed ten pages. We understand that some may be concerned with copyright infringement, so with the groups help two submission techniques have been developed.

Submission #1: Email your pages directly to me, Stephen Lombardo.

• To be eligible for the workshop, I must receive pages at least ten days prior to the workshop session.

• One week prior to the session I will email only the pages, for that week’s session, to the members registered for the MeetUp. They will be asked to pre-read, critique (with notes), and bring their own copy to the workshop.

Submission #2: At least one week prior to the workshop, shoot me a brief email of interest to submit.

• I will reply as to whether or not you will be going that week. If that session is filled, I will inform you of your spot on the waiting list.

• IMPORTANT!!! By submitting your request in this manner, it is your responsibility to print enough for the members attending the workshop, along with a few extras.

About the group

South Jersey Screenwriters

South Jersey Screenwriters is a group for screenwriters and filmmakers in the Southern NJ and Philadelphia areas.

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