September 2012, Vol. 5, Issue 9
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SPECIAL OFFERS
Pasadena Playhouse tix! Dining discount! Massages for 30% less! Check out new Special Offers for WGAW members

The WGAW Lake Arrowhead Retreat returns in 2013 (June 7-9), a terrific combination of prominent speakers on the business and craft of writing interspersed with relaxation and rejuvenation. Email activities for updates.

In Memoriam
Gustave Field
6/24/17 - 8/5/12
Steven A. Friedman
6/28/37 - 6/22/12
Cheryl Gard
1/3/51 - 6/30/12
Michael Martineau
7/26/59 - 8/8/12
Jeffrey Alan Morritt
4/25/57 - 7/18/12
Paul B. Price
10/7/33 - 7/16/12
Sidney Reznick
7/29/19 - 7/24/12
Shelby Rose
4/24/48 - 2/4/12
Mel Stuart
9/2/28 - 8/9/12
Etta Revesz Weeks
11/16/20 - 8/1/12

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9/10 SEASONED READINGS: TAKING OFF
9/13 MUSICAL CHAIRS SCREENING (WDC)
9/19 SUBLIME PRIMETIME - 2012 EMMY-NOMINATED WRITERS PANEL
9/22 NO COST TEXAS HOLD 'EM POKER TOURNAMENT
9/24 FRANK PIERSON MEMORIAL - AMPAS
9/24 CELEBRATING THE COSBY PROGRAM, END OF
AN ERA
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SHOWRUNNER TRAINING

Acclaimed WGAW Program Gears up
for 2013 Season

What Makes a Great Showrunner?

"There is nothing more fun than being a showrunner, but it is impossible to practice at home. Through casting and hiring you create this giant expensive instrument, like a piano made out of writers, actors, directors, designers, and editors, and then you play it... Read more

The Writers Guild's Showrunner Training Program (SRTP) is currently seeking recommendations for qualified participants; the deadline is September 14. Now going into its eighth 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. Conducted in partnership with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, participants engage in a diverse range of sessions that target various aspects of the showrunning process. Read more


DIGITAL/NEW MEDIA

Evette Vargas - Storytelling Across Platforms

Evette Vargas has always functioned comfortably in the world of transmedia. She began her career developing videogames (she came into the Guild initially as a Videogame Caucus member) then went on to write interactive content for Madonna.com, Vivendi Universal Games and Warner Bros, among others. So it was natural for Vargas, who has been a Guild member since 2008, to think across platforms four years ago when she conceived of Dark Prophet as a multi-platform franchise for the web, television, film, mobile apps, video games, merchandising, live events, even eComic books. Premiering this Fall as a web series on the Dark Prophet YouTube Channel and on Winnol.com, the sci-fi action thriller encompasses its creator's fundamental philosophy. Read more


MBA CHECKLIST

Make Sure Your Short is Guild Covered

Please remember to have your short film covered by the Guild. It's easy. For a film to be classified as a "short," it must meet the definition set forth in Article 1.B.6 of the MBA. Read more

The WGAW Board of Directors and AMPAS Board of Governors invite you and a guest to an evening celebrating the life and work of

FRANK PIERSON
1925 - 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 7 PM

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California

Reception to follow

RSVP (mandatory)
310.247.3000 Ext. 1185
memorial@oscars.org

Coming in October...

Managing Your Management

Learn how to strengthen your management team and improve relationships with the people who help shape your career - agents, managers and lawyers - at the Writers Education Committee's panel "Managing Your Management." Co-hosts Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, October Road, Alias) lead an informative panel with Mike Esola (feature agent, WME), Mark Gordon (television agent, ICM), and Justin Silvera (Silvera Management), among others (TBA).

Tuesday, October 9
7:30 - 9 PM
WGAW 2nd Floor

Members in active status only. No guests.
RSVP: Sharline using "Manage" in the subject line.

FILM SOCIETY:

9/7 - SIDE BY SIDE

9/8 - SAMSARA

9/8 - CHICKEN WITH PLUMS

9/9 - LAWLESS

9/15 - COSMOPOLIS

9/22 - FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...

9/23 - THE GOOD DOCTOR

See the full film society.