Deadline Junkies A development lab for professional screenwriters and working actors.
What is the goal? Sell scripts. Make movies and TV shows. Network with talented people. Become a junkie to your deadline with new pages.
How does it work? Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening we hold staged readings at different theaters across Los Angeles (NoHo & Sherman Oaks).. These readings are performed by professional actors in front of a group 15 talented screenwriters from each night. Each writer on rotation presents 25-30 new pages. They can be film, TV, or online series. After each reading, the room exchanges feedback on the script.
How much does it cost? Meetings are FREE FOR ACTORS and auditors. Screenwriters on rotation pay $40 a month to present their pages. This pays for the monthly rent of each theater.
What time do you meet? 7 pm to 10 pm.
Where do you meet? Deadline Junkies Drama - Mondays 80% Drama, 20% other The Whitmore-Lindley Theater 11006 W Magnolia Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601
Deadline Junkies Comedy -Tuesdays 80% Comedy, 20% other Open Stage West 14336 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Deadline Junkies Wednesdays - Wednesays 50% Comedy, 25% Drama, 15% Sci-Fi, 7% Crime 3% Pirate The Sherry Theater 11052 W Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 How big is the group? Each night has 15 regular screenwriters on our regular five-week rotation and dozens of actors.. Writers attend the same night every week while actors attend whenever they are cast. Other auditors, producers, directors, managers, and friends of the group attend whenever they like.
If I get in, how often will my work be read? Writers on rotation present 25-30 new pages every five weeks.
I'm super busy. Do I have to come every week? If you're a writer on rotation, yes, you should come every week on the same night. Shoddy attendance is the most common reason we take screenwriters off the rotation. If we are going to make the commitment to your project(s), we want your feedback on ours.
If you're an actor, you only have to commit when you are asked to be cast. However, many nights. writers need extra actors so new actors are encouraged to just show up and ask around. The more we see you act, the more you tend to get cast.
How do I get my screenwriting in front of the group? Just show up. Regulars become regulars by attending every week. When a spot opens up, those we see put in the work and participate in feedback are asked to join.
How do I sign up as actor? Just show up on the night of the week that's best for you and introuduce yourself.. Talk to the moderator that night, let them know you're interested and they'll get you set you up with casting. The more you show up, the more you tend to get cast.