Interested in movie scripts, films, and writing? Then check out the Screenwriter's Society club on campus! The Screenwriter's Society is a new organization on campus that welcomes students at Kean University who are interested in script writing and film in general.
The organization heavily focuses on films and script writing, but the Screenwriter's Society is not exclusive to any specific major as all Kean students are welcome to join. The club treasurer Natalie Szova is a therapeutic recreation major, yet she is a member and holds a position within the group.
"I do not know much about film or script writing, but I am eager to be a part of this group. To me, this club serves as a fun outlet where you're able to express yourself through writing scripts and meeting new people," said Szova. "We are hoping for a diverse group of students who are able to come together and share the passion of script writing."
The club president, Evan Robichaud has many responsibilities as president, including conducting e-board meetings, coming up with project ideas and events, being a role model and leading the members. Her efforts all go toward the meetings and the functioning of the group.
"Every meeting is different. Some meetings we will do "flash drafts", which are quick 5-minute drafts of a script. It will give the members an idea of how a script should be formatted," said Robichaud. "Another day we will read an Oscar-winning script, and another day we will recite a scene from a movie. Some meetings I will ask the club members to work on a project for the week so it can be read aloud the next meeting."
"Our goals are to get many members to join and stay for another week. We really want people to join so they can discover what script writing is about. We would love to have a diverse group of people to see what ability they have and can share with others. Another goal of ours is to hold a bake sale, so we can raise money to go to a film festival. It would be nice if a Kean student submits an entry to a film festival just to be recognized and to get their foot out the door."
Anyone interested in the Screenwriter's Society should be prepared to be introduced to an organization whose goal is to educate fellow students and inspire a love of film and scripts. You can find out more about the Screenwriter's Society from their Cougar Link page or by contacting the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy writing!