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Join the Chicago Screenwriters Network

Get an annual membership to the Chicago Screenwriters Network for $75 per year.

Student memberships are available for $50 per year (valid for high school, college, or post-graduate students) (Verification may be required upon request. Please register with your .edu email.)

Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

A PayPal fee of approximately 2.9% plus $0.30 will be added to the membership fee.

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Join the Chicago Screenwriters Network and watch your scripts come to life! Our diverse community includes writers, directors, actors, and more from around the globe. Membership perks include free event admission, discounts, and opportunities to showcase your work. Stay connected online no matter where you are. Join us now!

About the Chicago Screenwriters Network


The Chicago Screenwriters Network (CSN) is a community for screenwriters, filmmakers, and industry professionals based in Chicago, Illinois. Our goal is to provide resources and support for writers at various stages of their careers, from beginner to experienced.


Who We Are

Our network consists of a diverse group of individuals passionate about storytelling through film and television. Our members include:

  • Writers

  • Directors

  • Actors

  • Producers

  • Editors

  • Cinematographers

  • And more!

We welcome anyone with an interest in screenwriting and filmmaking to join our community

Unlock exclusive benefits with CSN membership:

  • Enjoy free entry to monthly events, both online and in-person.

  • Get discounts from our partners.

  • Influence Screen Time topics and guests.

  • Propose workshop ideas for Unlocked


We are constantly adding new perks for our members!

For more membership inquiries, email us today.

Our Community Partners - Pending Updates
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Members are eligible for 30% off Final Draft Pro, the software choice of studios and production companies worldwide.


CSN members may take any Level 1 class with a 25% discount at Green Shirt Studio, accessible for everyone and offered in a welcoming learning environment where you’ll feel at home.


Members are eligible for 33% off the first year of subscription to Backstage, the most trusted platform for actors and models. Post, find or apply to more than 5,000 casting calls, auditions and roles.


CSN members are eligbile for $15 off any class or workshop offered by Chicago Filmmakers, designed to help students develop fundamental skills in filmmaking through virtual discussions and demonstrations.

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CSN members are eligible for 20% off equipment rentals at Camera Ambassador, a full service video, photo, and lighting rental house based in Chicago.


A team registration discount is available to CSN members for the 48 Hour Film Festival.

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