Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 8, 7 pm:

Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara
“Writing for Audio Books, Magazines, Movies and Sometimes Money”
With Author & Radio Personality
Jim Williams

Thursday, October 8, 7 pm*
*Come a half hour before our usual time to join in interactive discussion, get to know each other, and network with the local talent.
Downtown Borders
900 State Street
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Jim Williams is the author of the audio books The Old West (Sunset Productions) and Tall Tales of the Old West (Americana Books), which he narrated. Look for his article, "Earn $$$ Writing History for Your Local Newspaper," scheduled for Writers’ Journal magazine in early 2010. His writing has appeared in Western Horseman, SHOOT!, Livestock Weekly, American West, Radio World Magazine, Carpinteria magazine, Goleta Valley Voice, and on ropeandwire.com, short-story.net, Orchard Press Mysteries, and writersweekly.com. Three of his stories are in the 2008 anthology At Home and Abroad: Prize-winning Stories (Joyous Publishing). San Francisco’s Shoestring Radio Theatre produced his drama, “Close Encounters of The Confederate Kind,” aired on 100 NPR stations.

A lifelong broadcaster, former KDB Radio announcer and SBCC public information officer, Jim voices part-time for KZSB Radio (AM 1290).

His one screenplay, Flat Out on a Public Highway, was paid for, but never produced. “But I was just glad to get the money,” he said.

He is a Goleta resident, and native of Ojai.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, September 10th Meeting Minutes

  • 20 people in attendance.
  • The meeting opened with those in attendance expressing what their interest in the group is. Each person also gave their opinion on the present group name.
  • Rashi Bahri gave a brief description of the July meeting regarding why the name change point, among others, was raised.
  • Lisa Angle gave an overview of the P.R. steps she has investigated regarding domain name, and blogspot blog.
  • A discussion took place among those in attendance weighing the pros and cons of a name change.
  • Possible alternative meeting locations
  • Inviting attendees to arrive a half hour before the meeting or to stay after to network.
  • What are the unique things this group would like to do? What sets it aside from other local groups?
  • Can meetings be held upstairs at Borders for better group communications?
  • Lisa Angle presented the online survey results (PDF).
  • The title for the domain name for the group was decided to be: screenwriterssb.org.
  • Commencing next month, the meeting will be begin at 7 pm.
  • The meeting adjourned at 9 pm.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Our September Meeting

Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara

General Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 7:30 pm

Downtown Borders

900 State Street

For those of you who missed our July meeting where we discussed the future of the Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara, we are giving you another chance on Thursday, September 10, 7:30 pm. We want to hear from you. What would you like to get out of this group? Who would you like to see come speak? What topics would you like to have covered? Should we change our name to attrack a broader audience, such as dropping the 'Screen' to make it just 'Writers'? How can our group help you achieve your writing goals? Regardless of how involved you want to be, your input counts. If you can't make the September 10 meeting, feel free to participate in this quick 2 question online survey: http://bit.ly/56FiU

If you missed Ernie Witham's talk to us last month, you can see it on Wednesday night, September 2, 7:30 pm, on cable channel 17 in Santa Barbara.

Looking forward to seeing you September 10!