WGF: In Conversation with Phyllis Nagy
Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Writers Guild and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Carol, Phyllis Nagy shares her experience adapting novels for the stage and screen, and how writing for both mediums informs her writing process.
Meeting: Writers Education Committee
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.
Seasoned Reading: [i]Morley And Leslie[/i] and [i]Ogre Stone[/i], two half-hour comedies by Tom O’Connor
Guild member in active status +guest, RSVP: O’Connor. Info: (323) 782-4589. WGAW’s Career Longevity Committee invites you to attend the staged Seasoned Reading of two Tom O’Connor pieces: Morley and Leslie, a dark-ish comedy about a struggling comedian and his successful actress wife, riding the Hollywood rollercoaster and madly in love in spite of careers that go in opposite directions; directed by Emmy-winning writer/director Peter Murrieta. Followed by Ogre Stone where a young man makes a discovery that brings a horde of angry ogres to the village gates which sets him on a dangerous quest in a Miyazaki-esque action/adventure/dysfunctional family story of hilarious and epic proportions; directed by Tom O’Connor. Casts TBA. Food and drink reception follows.
WGF: Writers on Writing with Steven Knight
Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Screenwriter/director Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke, Peaky Blinders) talks about his career in film and TV, his writing process, and his exciting upcoming projects.
WGF: Women Who Run the Room: A Conversation with Showrunners
Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Sponsored by Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting program, this panel of female showrunners discuss their experiences of running a room and the impact of increasing female voices in television.
2016 Voice Awards
Free to WGA members and their guests. RSVP by Wed., 8/3: Barbara Demming Lurie. The Voice Awards, sponsored by SAMHSA, WGAW, DGA, SAG-AFTRA, PGA, NAB, Humanitas, NATPE and other national organizations, recognize writers, producers and industry professionals who have contributed to the public’s understanding of behavioral health through their productions. Community leaders from across the nation are also celebrated. This year’s event, hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, highlights “Strengthening Families through Hope and Help”. Hors d’oeuvres served during early Meet & Greet. Free parking in Lot 5.