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2012 Topics and Guest Speakers

“Rebooting” CSN for 2015 (our 20th year!)

Chicago Screenwriters Network (CSN) is on hiatus as the board addresses the tasks of “rebooting” the group and presenting compelling programming & membership services beginning in January 2015.


A planning meeting was held on Tuesday, November 18th at which eighteen (18) CSN members shared their concerns regarding the mission of the organization and the initiatives it would like to see the newly-reconstituted board of directors pursue for the foreseeable future; many others have provided input via email. The board meets on Tuesday, December 9th to begin the process of implementing the suggestions, priorities, etc. expressed at the 11/18 meeting.


If you were unable to attend the 11/18 meeting or if you’re new to the organization and would like to chime in with your suggestions, please email them to us at info@chicagoscreenwriters.org


Please check the CSN website periodically for updates on our plans, including the schedule of monthly meetings for 2015 — our 20th anniversary year!


Thanks for your support, and happy holidays!


The Board of Directors — Chicago Screenwriters Network


P.S. — As a courtesy to those who purchased a CSN annual membership in 2014, it will be extended through the end of 2015.

Reorganizing

Dear Chicago Screenwriters Network community, 

Chicago Screenwriters Network (CSN) is on hiatus as the board addresses the tasks of rejuvenating the group and presenting compelling programming & membership services beginning in January 2015. 

A planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18 (6:30-8:30pm) at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL  60613. The meeting is open to anyone interested in helping the CSN board define its purpose and agenda for the foreseeable future. There is no cost to attend (everyone will be responsible for their own food/drink orders) and your participation will not obligate you to any further commitments; however, if you would consider a role as a CSN board member (or otherwise assisting with the organization’s efforts in some capacity), this meeting is an ideal opportunity to voice your interest.

RSVPs for the Tue. 11/18 meeting are greatly appreciated via email to ChicagoScreenwritersNetwork@gmail.com  [If you cannot attend but have suggestions to offer for the meeting, please e-mail them to this address.]

Please check the CSN website periodically for updates on our plans for 2015 (and beyond).

Thanks for your support,
The Board of the Chicago Screenwriters Network

P.S. — As a courtesy to those who purchased a CSN annual membership in 2014, it will be extended through the end of 2015.

Practice Pitch Night at CSN Sunday, August 10 7:30pm at ROOTS

Practice Pitch Night at CSN Sunday, August 10 7:30pm at ROOTS

With Special Guest: Entertainment Lawyer Corky Kessler taking pitches!

You’ve written a screenplay. Now what?  You have to “Pitch it”. And just how do you do that?  

This is a chance to get feedback from fellow screenwriters and board members. 

“What’s the best way to pitch your movie idea or finished screenplay?”  It takes practice and know how. 

What’s your movie all about? In under a minute. Go. 

Back to ROOTS THIS MONTH at 7:30 pm. Plus the monthly script exchange is on.
Roots 
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1924 West Chicago Ave.,  Chicago, IL 60622

Get your tickets now. 

Location is at Roots this month so we can have a few beers and get to know each other. 

 

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CSN welcomes indie horror director Ricardo Islas, upcoming film “Bachelor’s Grove”

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Sunday, July 13, 6PM at Blue 1647

Ricardo Islas answers your questions on horror films!

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Ricardo Is the director of the upcoming independent horror feature ‘Bachelors Grove’. Bachelors Grove Cemetery is widely known as one of the top ten scariest places in America, and Ricardo’s film is the first film ever made about the infamous location. Ricardo will be on hand to speak about the making of the film, and where it can be seen, and he will also present clips from the movie. Ricardo will also talk about what it takes to be an independent filmmaker in Chicago, and how he has persevered to continue to create films without having to compromise his artistic integrity.

Online registration link to come shortly! $5 at the door.  Free for CSN members.

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Chrysalis (2014) Night with Director John Klein and Screenwriter Ben Kurstin

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June 1, 6 pm at Blue 1647 Innovation Center

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Special Guests Director John Klein and Screenwriter Ben Kurstin.

Chrysalis (2014) is a post-apocalyptic horror film set decades after a bio-terrorist attack unleashes a virus upon the world, transforming much of humanity into vicious creatures and laying waste to civilization. The remnants and survivors have staggered about for years, as the infected slowly starve and die off. 

Plus special guest visit from Past President of CSN Colin Costello – in person with updates from LA. 

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2012 In Review

  • January '12:
    Table Read - "My First Five Pages"
  • February '12:
    Jessica Bendinger - First-Page Criticques
  • March '12:
    Gary and Beth Hoover - Teamwork
  • April '12:
    Jon McNaughton - Get Wild
  • May '12:
    Leslie Conliffe - Pitches
  • June '12:
    Daliah Saper - Entertainment Law
  • July '12
    Mini-Pitch Weekend
  • Augus '12
    Jennifer Grisanti - TV Pilot Class
  • September '12
    CSN Contest Award Show
  • October '12
    Police Veteran Timothy Janowick & Crime Writer Michael Allen Dymmoch Myths and Realities of Crime