The newest generation of filmmakers will be pivotal. They consume—and create—film and video in huge volumes, in dozens of formats, on at least five form factors. The technological barriers to filmmaking have been reduced to nearly nothing, and so many of the old rules about when, where, and how audiences will watch film have been shredded. These filmmakers will be at the leading edge of reinventing this industry yet again. We are here to help them get down to business.
The Business of Screenwriting
The NWSG fills a major gap in the education and training available to screenwriters and filmmakers from across the spectrum, namely, how to take care of the business side of show business. Whether it’s a web series, TV, or feature films, breaking into the industry can be harder than writing the great script or making the great short film. While the barriers to filmmaking have crumbled, the barriers to becoming a professional filmmaker are as high as ever.
Learning to Pitch
Through workshops, classes, and practice opportunities, we'll help you learn to pitch your story in a professional manner and represent yourself to the industry as a professional screenwriter.
Compendium members can meet and pitch to successful producers, directors, creative executives, managers, and agents from all sectors of the business: videos for the web and wearables, films on the big screen, and everything in between. They come from L.A., NYC, Vancouver, and from right here in the Northwest. More info about Compendium Membership on our Compendium page.
The First Deal
We continue to support our screenwriters when they strike their first deals, helping them get the most from the experience and avoid the pitfalls. As seasoned veterans, these screenwriters return to the NWSG, but now as presenters, mentors, and board members, creating a virtuous circle of support, education, and opportunity.