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What is Deadline Junkies?
Deadline Junkies
is a group of professional screenwriters. We meet once a week to exchange feedback on new, cool, commercially viable screenplays.

How does it work?
Each week 3 writers bring 25-30 pages. Professional actors read the material onstage. After each read, we conduct a 15 minute discussion on the material.
What genres do you cover?
Action comedy, romantic comedy, dark comedy, horror comedy -- basically anything with the word "comedy." We do some sci-fi stuff too and even occasionally a killer sci-fi comedy.
Where do you meet?
Open Stage West (Annex)
- directions
14336 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91423

Every Tuesday from 7:15PM - 10:00PM.

How much does it cost?
Actors and auditors pay nothing. Members pay $30 a month. Dues cover the cost of our nice, clean, air conditioned, 46-seat theater.
How many members?
active writers. 80+ actors, auditors, producers, directors and other important friends of the group.
How often will my work be read?
Members can expect to present new work every 4-5 weeks.

How do I become a member?
1) sign up to attend
2) audit a meeting (or two)
3) submit a writing sample
4) accept our invitation
5) pay your dues

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Who runs this thing?
Writer-Producer Adam Strange.

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?
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.

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Open Stage West (Annex) -- directions
14336 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423

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