Tuesday, July 9 @ 6 pm to 9 pm


The Trade Group | Dallas
1434 Patton Place (corner of Patton & Eisenhower)
Carrollton, TX 75007

Members of DPA, WIFD, DSA, S.T.A.G.E. or TAMMP - FREE
Guest Price - $20 when you RSVP ahead of the event! 
Student Price - $10 WITH RSVP ONLINE ($15 at door)

The Dallas Screenwriters Association is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the Dallas / Fort Worth screenwriting community. The DSA provides monthly meetings featuring some of the best guest speakers in the industry, scene readings, workshops, seminars, networking opportunities and much more.

Our mission is to educate and encourage individuals in the art, craft, and business of screenwriting and its application in the entertainment industry and to promote communication among the members of the DSA and trade publications, trade associations, industry professionals, and organizations.


Tom Vaughan


Screenwriter - Teacher


Saturday 27 at 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Makerspace at 1825 Monetary Ln. # 104

Carrollton, TX 75006

Workshop Summary

Early Bird (before July 7th) – $99

Regular – $125

Education/Teacher – $89

Tom Vaughan studied at the University of Houston with Broadway legend Jose Quintero and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. It was his work as a writer and director in Houston theatre that got him recognized by Hollywood.


He was soon writing screenplays for, among others, Phoenix Pictures, Spelling Films, Rysher Entertainment, TNT, MTV Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, Sony Pictures, ABC, NBC, Warner Brothers and Disney/Touchstone. He has developed screenplays for Matthew McConaughey, Nicolas Cage, Barry Sonnenfeld, Chow-Yun Fat, Simon West, and many others.


Winchester, the film he co-wrote starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, about the infamous Winchester Mystery House, opened nationwide in 2018. Tom just finished work on the untitled horror film about one of the most haunted places in the world, the HMS Queen Mary in Long Beach. Production starts in the fall.


Most recently, he set up his spec scripts Daddy's Girl with Covert Media for

a fall shoot and Most Wanted at Miramax with director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Venom) attached.


Tom's feature film debut was the action film Unstoppable, starring Wesley Snipes. In 2011, he completed his directorial debut, Playing House, based

on a script written with Kristy Dobkin. His past productions include Blackout with Jane Seymour for CBS, and Critical Assembly with Katherine Heigl for NBC. He served as writer as well as Co-Producer on Atomic Twister with Sharon Lawrence and Dead in a Heartbeat with Penelope Anne Miller and Judge Reinhold, both for TBS.


Along with his writing Tom teaches workshops in both Los Angeles and Texas as well as the advanced screenwriting class at the Jack Valenti School of Communication at his beloved alma mater The University of Houston.


We provide monthy screenwriter meetings featuring some of the best professionals in the business. 


The Dallas Screenwriters Association maintains a library of reference material, available for free loan to members. 


Serving the needs of the DFW Screenwriters Community.



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Hear your words come to life!

Experiment with casting. Network with other local writers and actors. Hear what your dialogue REALLY sounds like. Do your words flow off an actor's tongue, or is it just a mouthful? Would a change in your character's age or gender make a difference? 


Members can have up to 10 pages read by our actors. 

MONTHLY SCENE READS are held the last Tuesday of every month at: 


Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75207


  • Free admission to monthly meetings (non-members pay $15)

  • Only members can have work read by
    local actors at monthly scene readings

  • Access to our large library of instructional books and DVDs


  • Listing in online writer's directory

  • Discounts on DSA-sponsored workshops
    and seminars

  • Access to newsletters, audio recordings, handouts, special offers and more!

  • Members-only annual holiday party