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ChiTown Screenwriting with Kat O'Brien - Issue #1 | Welcome! Join Us!

Hi Writers!
Welcome to ChiTown Screenwriting!
What started as a hashtag last night is taking its next organizing step today. We have a unique opportunity to make our post-pandemic communities and networks more inclusive than ever. Location matters less, culture matters more, and there are ways to make both more vibrant. That’s what #chitownscreenwriting is all about.
ChiTown Screenwriting is both a place and a culture. I’m starting this newsletter to grassroots organize the diverse community of content creators locally here in Chicago but also– around the world.
As a writer and grassroots organizer/changemaker I’m hoping to leverage that with my network of content creators and industry experts at several major film schools + Hollywood + film markets around the world to support pathways to platforms to elevate underrepresented voices in film, television, and all intersecting media platforms. Calling all writers and content creators, creatives, and artists to join us!
Check this out for a weekly round up of writing prompts, tips, tricks, strategies and free lessons in the art and craft of screenwriting unpacked through the intersectional lenses of identity and voice, as well as all the various hats writers have to wear to be successful in achieving their goals of getting produced, published, and reaching their audience. ChiTown Screenwriting will be a local community to visit when you’re here, with international reach, breadth, and depth of perspective.

ICYMI #HotTips from Kat's Friends
TRUE INDIE: Breaking in Remotely - Interview with Ashley Hall, writer of 'The Cure' - Script Magazine
Kat O'Brien
@ArianMoayed is one of the most fascinating & brilliant artists I've ever worked with & one of the kindest and most generous humans I've ever known. Every time we speak, I learn something new about life, art, and myself. ❤️ Check this out! 👇💎 #screenwriting #pipelinewriters
Arian Moayed آرین
Had this amazing conversation a few months back with Afsheen Misaghi @affyjay bout Robin Williams, #SuccessionHBO, @Waterwell, art, immigrants, The Accidental Wolf, theater, Grover from Sesame Street, and some ridic Persian translations. Watchhhhh!
ICYMI #Opportunities to Elevate
차 - Cha | Seed&Spark
ICYMI #CraftThread of the Week
Kat O'Brien on Twitter: "As an industry veteran story dev pro, screenwriter and EP, my best advice for #writers breaking in is to know "The 3Cs" that make you good in a room/on a zoom. You're not just pitching your story, you're pitching yourself as a collaborator. 💎🧵 @ScriptPipeline @screencrafting"
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Kat O'Brien
Kat O'Brien @uknowKatOBrien

ChiTown Screenwriting is a movement, a mindset, and a publication that I write and edit. We're building community by connecting creative collaborators to opportunities.

Each issue features advice on writing and creating, tips & tricks, wit & wisdom, workshops & events, and spotlights on artists you should know. Within those formats, we're sharing and unpacking strategies to navigate the business, as well as writing prompts and lessons in the art and craft of screenwriting to navigate professional development in the creative process.

As a screenwriter, producer, and changemaker with over 20 years experience in the film industry based in Los Angeles, and connected around the world, I'm here to share my own experiences as well as curated content in the form of wisdom and resources through conversations with my creative partners and collaborators, as well as special guest contributors from the ChiTown Screenwriting Community, and other inspirations throughout the twitterverse. I'm also a professor, wife, and mom and am always discovering new ways to find balance and sustain my creative goals and am excited to share that with you! 

Whether you're in Chicago or just love the ChiTown collaborator mindset (good peeps, generous support!), join us to connect to a community of creatives seizing opportunities to sustain their dreams, and support their professional/personal work/life goals. 

ChiTown Screenwriting is a local community that will welcome you when you visit to work or play in the City of Big Shoulders, with international reach, breadth, and depth of perspective. 

Join us to support fellow writers and creatives at all stages of their professional career, and to cultivate a critical discourse around the cultural relevance and future of independent storytelling.

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