ScriptDC is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic writers, producers and talent to achieve their creative dreams by connecting them with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. The 2016 edition will be November 4-6, 2016 at American University.  Confirmed presenters include Joan Darling, Bill Svanoe, Sheree Guitar, Monica Lee Bellais, Brigid Maher, Arla Bowers, Lisa Thrasher and more!  Learn more about our speakers here! Script and Pitch Critiques on Sunday, November 6.  Register online or click here to download the registration application today!

View our schedule of classes here! Want to know more about the classes? Click here for class descriptions!

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What is Included in Your Registration?
Friday night master classes.  PLUS a full day of workshops or master classes on Saturday with a screening of FORT BLISS  followed by Q&A with the screenwriter and director Claudia Myers.  PLUS pitch and script critiques on Sunday.

Master classes will begin Friday night and continue all-day Saturday. There will be master classes available for directing (limit 12 participants; audience unlimited), writing comedy, writing features, producing, and making documentaries.

Not sure you’re ready for a master class? There will be three workshops for emerging writers available on Saturday.

Bill Svanoe’s one-on-one script review sessions with writers are limited to eight writers.



Here’s what I know about ScriptDC: I won’t miss it ever again!  ScriptDC is on my list of development opportunities permanently.”  Jen Whiting

I figured out how to sell my screenplay.  A great learning experience!!!” Brian Streaty

I am always amazed at how you gather such high-quality presenters and create such a warm, welcoming atmosphere for everyone from beginners to the very experienced.”  Shoshana Rosenbaum

I had such a fun time this weekend being a panelist.  Thank you for organizing a great event and including me on the panels.  It was like being on American Idol for screenplay writers.”  Jonathan Stein

Thank you for putting on such a wonderfully helpful conference…Hearing Joan Darling comment on my screenplay is one of the highlights of my life.  Thank you for making that possible.”  Renee Tynan

You make a big difference in many people’s lives, I just wanted you to know that we thank you and appreciate you.  Again, I can’t thank you enough.”  Maureen Sasscer


ScriptDC 2016 is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & EntertainmentInterface Media GroupThe Actors’ CenterFilm & Media Arts/School of Communications American UniversityGathr, and the Gem Star Foundation.