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is Deadline Junkies?
A development lab for professional
is the goal?
Three table reads with professional actors in front of a fourteen smart, articulate,
Hollywood scribes. After each read the room exchanges ideas on how to improve
Can I hear a sample?
Yes. Click here.
How often do you meet?
Every Tuesday evening.
How does it work?
Each week 3 screenwriters bring in 25-30 pages of new material. Professional
actors perform the material onstage. After each read we conduct a
15 minute development discussion on what works and what doesn't.
What movie genres do
Action comedy, romantic comedy, dark comedy, horror comedy --
basically anything with the word "comedy." We've
done some sci-fi
stuff too and even a killer sci-fi
comedy. So if you want in, but you don't have a comedy
this is probably a good time to start writing one.
Who is in this thing?
Check out our bio page to learn
more about our produced members.
do you meet?
Open Stage West (Annex) - directions
14336 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91423
Every Tuesday from 7:15PM
How much does it cost?
Actors and auditors pay nothing. Member scribes pay $30
a month. Dues cover the cost of our nice, clean, air conditioned,
many members are there?
12-15 active writers. 200+ actors, auditors, producers,
directors and other friends of the group.
If I get in, how often
will my work be read?
Member scribes must present new work every
How do I become
a Deadline Junkie writer?
1) sign up to attend
2) audit a meeting (or two)
3) submit a comedy writing sample
4) accept our invitation
5) pay your dues
Who runs this thing?
What's the parking
like? Does it really suck?
Not at all. We have a parking garage below the theater and plenty
of street parking. Meters run until 8:00PM.
I'm super busy. Do
I have to come every week?
No. But if you want your stuff read, you have to come. Active
writers with pathetic attendance get taken off the schedule with
relative ease. If we are going to make a commitment to your project,
we want your commitment to ours. Sound reasonable? It really
I'm a beginner. Is
there a chance in hell I'll get in?
It's not likely. We have quite a few beginners who come to learn,
but we usually don't put their work in front of the group. While
we strongly respect anyone with the guts to tell a story, all
our members are way past those wet nose days. Come if you need
the inspiration. But if you're still working out the basics,
this is not the group for you.