CSWLogo175x150The Carnegie Screenwriters (CSW) is a diverse group of creative individuals of various backgrounds and ages. The group includes filmmakers, actors, teachers, students, a judge, a former private investigator, attorneys, a yoga expert, soccer moms and retirees. The original members of the group met at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in 1998 and other writers have joined the group over the years. They hail from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area although we have had members from New Castle, Ohio and West Virginia.

CSW members have won writing fellowships, won or made the semifinals in screenplay contests, have produced documentaries, acted and directed in film and the theater, made short films and worked on feature films. Some also actively pursue other writing disciplines including playwriting, children’s literature, poetry, fiction, nonfiction and freelance journalism.

Some members of the group have collaborated on projects in television broadcasting and film.

The group is always open to scriptwriters and filmmakers with a passion for storytelling and making quality films.

Mission Statement

The Carnegie Screenwriters provides an active, supportive community for scriptwriters of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. We work together in an environment of mutual respect and fellowship to share resources, provide encouragement, motivation and constructive feedback on members’ scripts, concepts and works-in-progress. We will network and partner with filmmakers and film organizations to produce quality scripts, films, videos and television.