The Tennessee Screenwriting Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization which promotes interest and education in the art, craft, and business of film entertainment. It was founded in 1988 and publishes a quarterly newsletter and offers classes and workshops in beginning and advanced screenwriting. It is governed by a board of elected members.
The TSA provides resource networking that seeks to answer questions concerning scripts, contacts, contests, and other questions relating to screenwriting.
Guest speakers have included academy award winners Delbert Mann and Tom Schulman, both of whom have strong ties to Nashville.
The screenwriting program at Tennessee State University inspired the formation of the screenwriting association, and the first issue of the Tennessee Screenwriting Association newsletter came out in September 1988 where then President Robyn Pepplatt expressed the hope "that through the TSA we can make Tennessee the THIRD COAST that it should be."
The 2007 website for the TSA makes this statement: "The Tennessee Screenwriting Association is a professionally oriented organization constantly striving to develop more avenues to help our members and community prepare for the real world of the entertainment business." Current information on the TSA can be found on their website at http://www.tennscreen.com/.
Scope and Contents
This collection is made up of materials in 2 Hollinger boxes comprising 0.84 linear feet.
It includes correspondence, newsletters, newspaper articles, photographs, by-laws
and other documents relating to the Association covering the years 1988 to 2002.
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