The Screenwriters' Group for Raleigh, NC
(A short screenplay to give you some idea of who we are, and how our group works)
INT. STARBUCKS -- RALEIGH, NC -- NIGHT
A young SCREENWRITER, young and eager, enters the
shop. Looking toward the busy road she came in on, she
peers into the...
She surveys the lounge, and spots a friendly looking
GROUP OF PEOPLE seated in chairs in a circle. Shy
at first, she walks toward the group.
MIKE, red-haired with a baseball cap on his knee,
notices the Young Screenwriter as she approaches.
Is this the Screenline meeting?
Sure is. Come join us.
(extending a handshke)
I'm Mike Everette. I sort of
coordinate the group.
But I've never written anything,
much less a screenplay.
Anxiously, the Young Screenwriter glances among
the group. MARTHA and TIM sit on side of the table, and
JACK and SCOTT sit on the other. They all look
Doesn't matter. You're interested
She gives a hesitant nod.
Great! You're in the right place.
Anyone with an interest is welcome.
She relaxes, just a little.
How much does it cost to join?
Nothing. Even Scott can afford it.
Scott pounds on Tim's arm in mock dismay.
Tim is right. We don't have
dues or roll. But we do have one
We're all friends which means we
are honest with our comments, we
don't share each other's work
without permission, and we don't
rip each other off.
How's that work for you?
The young screenwriter smiles.
When do you normally meet?
Martha chimes in.
We normally meet once a month,
when we can schedule it at the
And if you have an e-mail, give it
to Mike, and he'll add you to his
newsletter. He sends about every
two weeks, and it's full of people
all over the country. Even a few
Why don't you join us?
The screenwriter finds a chair and joins the group.
So who has something to read?
Scott starts passing out a few pages of his script
to the group.
The young screenwriter excitedly grabs a copy, and
starts reviewing it.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 20 at Starbucks off Lake Boone Trail.