August 2013, Vol. 6, Issue 8
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Popcorn! Drinks! Free Movies!
Come September, WGAW members will be treated to screenings, curated film events and the pleasure of the company of other writers (read: a place to hang out) in our comfy renovated Writers Guild Theater. No, you can't come in your pajamas! Read more

Candidates for the 2013 Officers and Board Election

In Memoriam
Nate Esformes
6/29/32 - 6/19/13
Valerie Allen
1/29/37 - 6/18/13
Robert Carrington
12/20/28 - 6/23/13
Warren Irwin Miller
11/29/36 - 6/20/13
Elliott Reid
1/16/20 - 6/21/13

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TV 101

Did you attend the WGA's 101 Best Written TV Series panel discussion and event? If not, you can watch all the action right here.


Comic-Con 2013
What does it take to create, develop and sell an animated TV series? Persistence, salesmanship, a willingness to be 'flexible and open' ---- and a thick skin. Here's what the pros say.

Saturday, July 27. Panel: Creating Animated Series --

Many in the audience and more than a few of the panelists were bleary-eyed from the festivities and activities of the previous few days. Read more


Writers Guild Awards
Changes in eligibility, submission guidelines and new media categories, plus a new Quiz & Audience Participation award, champion storytelling on diverse platforms.

The Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America, East have announced changes in eligibility and submission guidelines for the television and new media categories of the WGA Awards and added a new Quiz & Audience Participation writing award. Read more


Showrunner Training
WGAW program for TV writers gearing up for its 2014 season.

The Writers Guild's Showrunner Training Program (SRTP) is currently seeking recommendations for qualified participants; the deadline is September 13. Now going into its ninth year, this highly regarded industry program is designed to help senior-level writer-producers hone the skills necessary to become successful showrunners in today's television environment. Read more

See the full calendar and BUZZ

HIGHLIGHTS:

8/17 - "WRITERS SALON" RETURNS! 101 BEST WRITTEN TV SERIES EDITION

8/24 - 24-HOUR WRITERS MARATHON!

8/27 - LWC SALON WITH DAVID VALDES

9/3 - CANDIDATES NIGHT 2013

9/13 - DEADLINE FOR SUNDANCE/SLOAN APPLICATIONS

9/18 - SUBLIME PRIMETIME - EMMY NOMINEE PANEL

Members please note BUZZ items can be submitted to WriteNow.

Opportunities for Screenwriters
The Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation are offering two opportunities for screenwriters through a Commissioning Grant or Fellowship. The goal: to support the development of screenplays with science or technology themes. Read more