WGAW Calendar: 2016 

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May

Tues 31
Meeting: Writers Education Committee
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Eligible members* only, 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. *Open to WGAW Associate, Current, Post Current, Emeritus, and Associate Caucus members in Active status.

WGF: Preacher Special Screening and Panel*
7:30-9 p.m. – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. After a screening of the pilot for new AMC series, co-creator/EP Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) and the writers and producers of Preacher sit down to talk about adapting the popular comic book into a TV show.

June

Th 2  
A Discussion with Norman Lear and Chuck Lorre - RSVPs FULL
7:30-9:30 p.m. – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. WGAW’s Career Longevity Committee invites WGA members to a special discussion with WGAW icons/show creators Norman Lear (All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons) and Chuck Lorre (Grace Under Fire, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Mom). Moderated by writer/awards columnist Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood). Reception follows. 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.
Sun 5 
Coffee Talk: Screenwriters 2016 - Los Angeles Film Festival
5-6 p.m. – Culver Hotel, Culver City. LAFF Tickets/Badges required: LAFF Coffee Talk: Screenwriters. Filmmakers are invited to a one-hour chat featuring Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead), Phil Johnston (The Brothers Grimsby, Zootopia), and Phyllis Nagy (Carol) during the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival. Festival Info: LAFilmFestival
Tues 7
WGF: Inside the Writers Room with Outlander*
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Show developer/showrunner Ronald D. Moore (Caprica, Battlestar Galactica) and the writers room of Outlander guide us through their process of crafting the show’s emotional journeys and swashbuckling story lines.
Wed 8
Meeting: Committee of Black Writers
7-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Info: (323) 782-4589. NOTE: Chair and Vice-Chair elections will take place at this meeting. The Committee of Black Writers is dedicated to empowering and increasing industry visibility of African-American writers and generating more career and networking opportunities within the Guild. Open to WGAW Associate, Current, Post Current, Emeritus, and Associate Caucus members in Active status.
Sat 11
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Alice Through The Looking Glass with Linda Woolverton
after 5:00 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members only with guests. Q&A with writer Linda Woolverton begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 113 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Sun 12
Sunset Hike
5:00 p.m. – Will Rogers State Park, Pacific Palisades. Members + guests, RSVP required. Approaching the summer solstice, take advantage of the long days with a sunset hike on one of the best trails in LA -- the backbone trail from the Palisades to Malibu. We’ll start at Will Rogers State Historic Park and hike for two hours with glorious views, then enjoy a pot luck picnic in the park. More details provided with RSVP. See our Facebook page for updates.
Tues 14
WGF: Master Class with Mike O'Malley*
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Mike O’Malley, creator/showrunner of Survivor’s Remorse, shares his process of creating and running the Starz Original Series along with how acting on shows such as Glee and Yes, Dear inform his writing.
Th 16
Meeting: Asian American Writers Committee
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. NOTE: Chair and Vice-Chair elections will take place at this meeting. The Asian-American Writers Committee represents the professional and creative interests of Asian-American Guild members. Its mandate is to be dedicated to the encouragement, empowerment and employment of writers of Asian heritage. Join us for an informative and fun evening in a relaxed environment. Snacks will be provided. Open to WGAW Associate, Current, Post Current, Emeritus, and Associate Caucus members in Active status.
Fri 17
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Genius with John Logan
after 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members only with guests. Q&A with writer John Logan begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 104 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Tues 21
Meeting: Committee of Women Writers
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. NOTE: Chair and Vice-Chair elections will take place at this meeting. This committee works to enhance the opportunities, advance the careers, and highlight the accomplishments of women in the Guild, to end discrimination against women writers in the industry and to improve the image of women in film, television, and radio. The group sponsors events designed to increase knowledge of the craft and the marketplace. Open to WGAW Associate, Current, Post Current, Emeritus, and Associate Caucus members in Active status.

WGF: Master Class with Writers of Marvel’s Jessica Jones*
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Marvel’s Jessica Jones writers and producers Hilly Hicks (Chicago Fire), Jamie King, and Edward Ricourt (Now You See Me) share insight into the process of adapting Jones’s world for the lauded Netflix series.
Wed 22
CLC Seasoned Reading: Tolstoy In Jersey by Sam Bobrick
7-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Info: (323) 782-4589. WGA members and a guest, RSVP: Tolstoy Please join us for a staged reading of Tolstoy in Jersey, an outrageous comedy of passion, lust, betrayal and shoes, written by Sam Bobrick and directed by Susan Morgenstern. Three very disturbed people try to explain their side of a very complex love triangle. Cast: Jeff Cannata, Bridget Flanery and Richard Horvitz. Light reception follows. Presented by WGAW’s Career Longevity Committee (CLC), Seasoned Readings promotes and celebrates the work of writers age 50 and up.
Fri 24
Meeting: Writers with Disabilities Committee
2-4 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. NOTE: Chair and Vice-Chair elections will take place at this meeting. The WGAW Writers with Disabilities Committee is looking for ways to aid writers with disabilities in pursuing their careers in Hollywood and to encourage accurate portrayals of persons with disabilities in film and television. Please come, shake hands and talk about expanding opportunities for all of us. Open to WGAW Associate, Current, Post Current, Emeritus, and Associate Caucus members in Active status.
Tues 28
WGF: Breaking Into the Industry at Any Age*
7:30-10 p.m. – AMPAS’s Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine St., Hollywood. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Hosted in partnership with AMPAS’s Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowships Programs, WGF invites you to a special event exploring alternative avenues for a writer at any age to break into the entertainment industry. Reception follows.

 

*Presented by the Writers Guild Foundation (WGF). Proceeds benefit the WGF Shavelson-Webb Library and other Foundation programs.