Vision

To raise the status and professionalism of screenwriters by emphasizing the importance of content development as the blueprint for tv, films and online media. In forming strategic partnerships with industry players, we will advocate best industry practices and nurture screenwriting as a profession by creating opportunities to showcase work, to upgrade skills, to collaborate and network.

Short History

The Screenwriters Association of Singapore was founded in May 2000 with a view to provide opportunities for aspiring screenwriters to meet up to workshop stories. The early years were focussed on organising seminars for writers to hone their craft.

The Association flew in Hollywood’s most wanted scriptwriting guru for the famous Robert McKee Story Seminar in 2003. The Association also hosted a series of other masterclassworkshops – including one by Christine Olsen, acclaimed writer and co-producer of Rabbit-Proof Fence.

Apart from organising networking events, the Association has organised a Pitching Clinic to teach young people how to pitch their stories to producers and investors, as well as a talk on the art and craft of selling a screenplay and the legalities involved in the process.

To raise the status and professionalism of screenwriters by emphasizing the importance of content development as the blueprint for tv, films and online media.

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