90 minute meeting provides a forum for the screenwriter to have a work-in-progress
read and critiqued by peers. Every week 3 members bring in something
to discuss. They can bring a synopsis or 10-15 pages of their script
for the rest of us to cold read. They can bring in and read a treatment.
They can bring ideas and run those past everyone. Their 30 minute alottment
includes their presentation and constructive, objective feedback.
meetings are free and open to all interested persons, however, you must
be a TSA member to read your work. (NOTE: It is mandatory that members
present a 2-3 page synopsis before moving on to read actual script pages.)
screenwriting paradigm does the TSA follow?
Do we have a paradigm that we follow and insist that you follow, too?
If that means do we use Truby or McKee or Field as our script-guru guide,
then the answer is no. But, we do believe in the 3-act structure and
that studying different approaches and movies can reveal useful patterns
for constructing your screenplay. Mostly, we believe each screenplay
must be CLEAR.
you want to write a screenplay to sell we can help. We encourage you
to learn the basics before trying to write the next Pulp Fiction.
We encourage writing from good ideas and discourage bad ones.
In addition, the TSA sponsors educational seminars throughout the year.
These are your opportunity to meet and learn from industry professionals
- producers, directors, agents, attorneys, and, of course, successful
growing and evolving TSA website offering educational
materials, a writer's store, and an on-going list of current events
and screenplay contests. Hey, Why am I telling you this, you're looking
at the website now.
Access to the Hollywood Creative Directory, with it's
invaluable list of production companies, agents, etc.
HCD is curently unavailable on line but we do have the current hard copies available at each meeting
And, of course, the chance to sign up to read your work at our weekly
So click on the membership form links below and join. It's only $25/year.
Push yourself. Get involved!
Join TSA or renew your membership ONLINE!