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Welcome to the San Antonio Screenwriters Guild!

      The San Antonio Screenwriters Guild or SASWG is a group of local screenwriters who are dedicated to helping each other become better storytellers in both film and TV. We are not affiliated with the WGA.  Through continued education, table readings of local scripts, knowledgeable feedback and brainstorming sessions we seek to improve our skills and master our craft.


​​​​First meeting of the new year 2021 set for Jan. 16

New meeting time will be 12:30- 2:30 p.m.

   If you’re ready to take your screenplay to the next level or just want to begin your new script, this meeting will be a great start.
   But first ...
   New this year, we will be meeting at a different time, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The meetings will still be held on the third Saturday of each month, with the exception of December. 
   This month, the meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at the new time on zoom: 
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      On the agenda, we will read the first 10 pages of SASWG member Scott Pepper’s new TV comedy pilot, “Just Crusin’.” The logline is: After getting his dream job on a cruise ship, a young magician realises that life among the oddball crew and guests of the Neptune presents its own challenges. 
      After the reading, we will offer feedback and discuss.
We also will talk about how to prepare for the 2021 contest season and about deadlines.
   The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Lise (210) 440-0904 or Patty (210) 563-5514.  
   See ya there!

Valerie Burnham's new script is an AFF second-rounder

  Congratulations to SASWG member Valerie Burnham, whose feature script WITCH HUNT made it to the second round of the 2020 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Festival. Her script was in the top 20 percent out of 13,175 scripts entered into the prestigious contest. Way to go, Val!

Lise Pyles' new drama feature advances in Creative Screenwriting's Unique Voices competition

  Congratulations to SASWG Co-Organizer Lise Pyles!

   Her drama feature LOUISE AND THE PROFESSOR is a semi-finalist in the Creative Screenwriting's Unique Voices competition. Good Luck, Lise!

Co-writing team drums up interest in holiday script

   Lise and co-writer and SASWG member Terri Spaugh made it to No. 2 on the Virtual Pitchfest Hotlist (top 3 most requested scripts during the month) for their Christmas script, MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET. Congrats to Lise and Terri!

Scott Pewenofkit selected for Native American Writers Lab 

Congrats to one of our members, Scott Pewenofkit, for being selected a fellow in the Native American Feature Film Writers Lab. His sci-fi feature, LEAVE HOME, earned him a spot in this prestigious fellowship. Congrats, Scott!