WCOS 03 WEBSITE
Visit the website of the conference: detailed programme, speakers' bios, photos, resolutions...
WARSAW FINAL RESOLUTION
“30 screenwriter guilds present in Warsaw at WCOS03, representing 56,000 writers, assert the essential role of the creator and his/her singular vision in the production of quality television (and) call for the financial means necessary through collective bargaining for all writers to be able to focus on their craft in order to support, encourage and preserve the
professional quality of the stories the audience expects and deserves”. Read more of the Warsaw resolution, adopted by the assembly of the Third World Conference of Screenwriters on 2 October 2014.
WARSAW WOMENS RESOLUTION
"We the 30 guilds and writers organizations present at the Warsaw Conference of Screenwriters 2014 representing 56,000 male and female screenwriters, call upon our commissioners, funders, studios, networks and broadcasters to set the goal of having 50% of scripts across genres and at every budget level written by women". Read more of the Warsaw Womens Resolution, adopted by the assembly of the Third World Conference of Screenwriters on 2 October 2014.
- Programme of the conference
- Closing Speech by Chris Keyser, President of the Writers Guild of America, West and Chair of the Policy Review Group, International Affiliation of Writers Guilds
SECOND WORLD CONFERENCE OF SCREENWRITERS
The Second World Conference of Screenwriters, which took place in Barcelona on 9th and 10th November 2012, brought together more than 150 screenwriters and their representatives from more than 30 countries around the world to discuss issues of common interest with a focus on the impact of new technologies on the production and distribution of the stories they write.
Reports, pictures, videos, profiles of speakers, sponsors... Visit the official blog of the conference!
WORLD CONFERENCE OF SCREENWRITERS 2009 wcos09
Screenwriters of the world met in Athens, Greece, on 6 & 7 November 2009, during a world conference organised by the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe and the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG), with the support of the Ministry of Tourism - Greek National Tourism Organisation and the Greek Film Centre (Hellenic Film Commission), and with the collaboration of the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute.
The official WSC Blog > visit the blog
Regular news on the conference and portraits of the participants and screenwriters edited by our collaborator Maura McHugh.
Other links >
- Facebook Event Page > go
- LinkedIn Event Page > go
- Twitter feed > go
- Presentation by Christina Kallas, President of the FSE (video part 1 and part 2)
- Presentation by Patrick Verrone, President of the WGAW (video).
- Press Release 01 > download
- Press Release 02 > download
- Programme > download
- Welcome Speech by Christina Kallas > download
- Final Declaration EN > download
- Déclaration finale FR > download
- Joint Actions FSE/IAWG > download
Press and reports >
- From Nordic Writers Guild > go
- From Associação dos Roteiristas, Brazil > go
- From VDD, Germany > go
- By Gail Renard, WGGB, UK > go
- On the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild Blog > go
- By Dorothee Schön, in Scenario 4, Germany > go
Photos > see
FIRST CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN SCREENWRITERS 2006
Screenwriters of Europe met in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 21 & 22 November 2006, on the occasion of the Thessaloniki Film Festival. The discussions have been transcripted and edited in a book that will be released in Summer 2010.
The first ever Conference on European Screenwriting was a two-day event with over hundred participants including screenwriters and audiovisual professionals from all over Europe and the world covering artistic topics relating to story telling and to legal issues relating to authors’ rights and to the funding of film and television programmes. The issues were divided into three round tables – the stories, the rights and the money. Speakers considered the relationship between writers and subsidies, writers and producers, the role of collecting societies and the new problems and opportunities of online content. They also addressed questions related to authorship, the gap between theory and practice in moral rights, the problems of shared writers’ credits. The conference climaxed with the signing of a Screenwriters’ Manifesto by the conference participants.
Programme > download
Book of the conference > download (this document has been designed for duplex printing)
RISE Festival 2004
RISE (Rencontres Internationales des Scénaristes Européens) took place in Strasbourg, on 18-21 November 2004. It gathered scriptwriters and independent producers coming from all over Europe. Until the RISE festival, there was no European-wide scriptwriters and scriptwriting festival.
The festival proposed film projections, discussions, a Script Market and a Script Workshop. A jury composed of European scriptwriters awarded the Grand European Script Prize (10 films, chosen by the guilds of the different countries, were in competition). There was a homage to Tonino GUERRA through the projection of 5 films; a Carte Blanche for Hollande with 3 films chosen by the Dutch Guild; a Polish selection of 7 films; a selection of animated films for children (one written by Tonino Guerra); 5 films presented by Eurimages, the public reading of 2 scenarios and last but not least a round-table organised by MEDIA on the European funding programmes. The Script Market was reserved only to professional who had previously registered (projects were selected by skilled readers), organised in collaboration with the Club des Producteurs européens (CPE) / European Producers Club. It was the first occasion in Europe facilitating direct contact between scriptwriters, directors and producers. The masterclasses were proposed by 3 screenwriters from different European countries.
As part of the RISE festival, 5 debates relevant to the needs of scriptwriters and scriptwriting were organised to take place at various venues in Strasbourg, such as “Intellectual Property within the context of European co-productions”, “Practical realities for scriptwriters in Europe”, “European script creation, existence of European imagination?”, “Where further training for Scriptwriting in Europe?”