Wordsmiths Screenwriters Group

Wordsmiths is our Austin screenwriters group offering series of events for screenwriters focused on the craft of screenwriting, formatting scripts & story development for independent film, video & new media. Wordsmiths events are targeted specifically at screenwriters, media writers & story creators of narrative, documentary & commercial, short films & features, TV, web video series & new media, as well as other film-related writing such as copywriting for web & print, PR writing, bio-writing, & business plan writing for film projects & film industry pros.

I think if I’ve worked anything through with screenwriting it’s that I’m not going to be able to work anything through.
– Charlie Kaufman

Upcoming Wordsmiths Events

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review

Join us for a table read of several short film scripts written by Austin screenwriters submitted for the Austin Film Meet Short Film Challenge. We are currently seeking screenplay submissions. An event for screenwriters, directors, producers, and any film maker with...

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We are currently seeking skilled individuals to present relevant topics at Wordsmith meetings. If you have an idea for a presentation you’d like to give, or just a suggestion for a topic you’d like to attend, please post your comments in our Wordsmiths Facebook Group.

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Short Film Screenwriting Prompts

Three people are stuck in an elevator because one of them caused the elevator to stop because they needed to trap one of the people in the elevator but the third person is seemingly unrelated.   An Uber ride breaks down in the middle of nowhere and they must wait...

Script & Screenwriting Basics

Script & Screenwriting Basics

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