WGAW Calendar: 2015  

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The GUILD SCREENINGS is free to all WGAW members in Active status. See this month's schedule.

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July  

Mon 6 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – The Stanford Prison Experiment with Tim Talbott
after 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members only with guests. Q&A with writer Tim Talbott begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 122 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Wed 8 
Meeting: Career Longevity Committee
7-9 p.m. – WGAW Room 4B. Info: (323) 782-4589. The mission of the Career Longevity Committee is to assist writers of all ages in planning for long and successful careers by giving them the tools and knowledge to adapt to changes in the marketplace. WGAW and Caucus members in active status of all ages are encouraged to attend.
Fri 17 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – The End of the Tour with Donald Margulies
after 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.WGAW members only with guests. Q&A with writer Donald Margulies begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 106 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Tues 21 
Meeting: LGBT Writers Committee
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 4th Floor Boardroom. Info: (323) 782-4589. The LGBT Writers Committee seeks to provide a resource to writers portraying lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) in their work, nurture an understanding of how sexual orientation affects the lives of writers, provide networking/social activities, create a greater Guild awareness of sexual orientation as a minority, articulate instances of industry homophobia and/or discrimination, and encourage all LGBT members to become more active with the Guild. WGA and Caucus members in active status only.
Wed 22  
Seasoned Reading: Acts of God by W. Reed Moran
7-10 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. RSVP: Diversity with "Acts of God" as subject. Info: (323) 782 4589. The Career Longevity Committee invites you to attend the Seasoned Reading (staged reading) of W. Reed Moran’s Acts of God. Investigating a string of church burnings, an Assistant U.S. Attorney plunges into a tinderbox of lies, racial tensions, and violence, perpetuated by Pastor Jacob – his estranged half-brother. Directed by Morenike Joela. Food and drink reception follows.
Fri 24 
Meeting: Writers with Disabilities Committee
2-4 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. The WGAW Writers with Disabilities Committee is looking for ways to aid disabled writers in pursuing their careers in Hollywood and to encourage accurate portrayals of the disabled in film and television. Please come, shake hands and talk about expanding opportunities for all of us. WGA and Caucus members in active status only.
Mon 27 
Meeting: American Indian Writers Committee
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. This Committee represents the professional and creative interests of American Indian writers. It works to mentor, encourage, empower and increase the visibility and employment of writers of American Indian heritage, and serves as a cultural and educational resource for all Guild member-writers seeking to portray American Indians in their work. WGA and Caucus members in active status only.
Tues 28 
Seasoned Readings: One Night in Tampa and Not Dead Yet, two half-hour comedies by Dava Savel
7:30–9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. RSVP: Diversity with "Tampa/Not Dead" as subject. Info: (323) 782-4589. 
The Career Longevity Committee invites you to attend the Seasoned Readings (staged readings) of Dava Savel’s One Night in Tampa, an odd love story about Jessica, who after getting dumped at the altar, finally meets the man of her dreams: a smart, handsome doctor who happens to be a dwarf. In addition, a presentation of Savel’s Not Dead Yet, where a 68-yr. old workaholic producer is given one last chance at reviving his career doing what he hates most – working on a kid’s show. Both pieces directed by Jack Kenny. Food and drink receptions follow.
Wed 29 
CBW presents “The Black Scene”
7–9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. WGAW and Caucus members in active status and a guest, RSVP: Diversity with "Black Scene" as subject. Info: (323) 782 4589. The WGAW Committee of Black Writers enthusiastically invites their fellow scribes and guests to a delightful evening of readings featuring captivating, clever and highly original scenes from film and television scripts penned by fellow WGAW writers. Reception follows.
Fri 31 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Southpaw with Kurt Sutter
after 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members only with guests. Q&A with writer Kurt Sutter begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 123 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.

August

Tues 11 
Meeting: Writers Education Committee
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 4th Floor Boardroom. RSVP: WritersEd. This committee brainstorms and develops events and programs which provide WGA members with practical, inside knowledge about how the industry works and how it is changing, emphasizing tips and tools to help writers succeed. We strive to provide "working knowledge for writers" and invite you to contribute your ideas. WGAW and Caucus members in active status only.
Wed 12 
2015 Voice Awards
6 p.m. partner-sponsored Meet & Greet; 7:30 p.m. ceremony – UCLA Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr., Westwood 90095. Free to WGA members and their guests. RSVP by Wed., 8/5: Barbara Demming Lurie. 2015 host is Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy. The Voice Awards, sponsored by SAMHSA, WGAW, DGA, SAG-AFTRA, PGA, NAB and other national organizations, recognize writers and producers who have contributed to the public's understanding of behavioral health through their productions. This year’s event focuses on the importance of suicide prevention. Hors d'oeuvres served during early Meet & Greet. Free parking in Lot 5.

Doc U: The Writers Guild and the Documentary Filmmaker – co-presented with IDA
7-8 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. WGAW and Caucus members in active status, and International Documentary Association members only/no guests, RSVP by 8/10 with name and email: IndieFilm or (323) 782-4731. Find out what the WGAW offers Writers working on documentary films and nonfiction projects. WGAW’s Independent Film Executive Kay S. Wolf and Contracts Administrator Elisabeth Flack will be on hand to answer your questions. Presented in association with the International Documentary Association (IDA).
Tues 18 
“Are Management/Production Companies the New Mini-Studios (for Features)?”
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Guild/Caucus members in active status, no guests, RSVP: MgmtCos. An informational evening with representatives from leading management companies. Panelists to discuss company backgrounds and individual approaches on producing independent feature films, their target market and creative product, relationships with writers (clients and non-) and how that might affect what is produced, packaging/funding/production/distribution, and more. Speakers include Tai Duncan (Zero Gravity), Ben Forkner (Management 360), Tom Lassally (3 Arts Entertainment), Jennifer Levine (Untitled Entertainment), Alix Madigan (Anonymous Content), Mike Marcus (Echo Lake Entertainment), et al. Hosted by WGAW Writers Education Committee, which intends to examine later the TV realm at similar future event (2016). Note: Unsolicited material will not be accepted by our guest panelists.