WGAW Calendar: 2014

Calendar listings are reserved for official Guild and Writers Guild Foundation events. For a list of member-related events and announcements, see our BUZZ page.

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

For a list of special opportunities for members, go to our SPECIAL OFFERS page.

December 

Tues 2 
Advance Screening+Q&A: Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks
7-10 p.m. WGAW 2nd Floor. Guild/Caucus members + guest, RSVP: Diversity with "Six Dance Lessons" as subject. Info: (323) 782-4589. Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in the big screen adaptation of the international hit stage play about a retired woman who hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together. Julian Sands, Rita Moreno, and Jackie Weaver co-star. Q&A with writer Richard Alfieri and director Arthur Allan Seidelman follows, with dessert reception after! Host: WGAW Gay & Lesbian Writers Committee.
Sun 7 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Big Eyes with Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
after 5:00 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members + 1 guest only. Q&A with writer/producers Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 105 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.

WGAW Member Holiday Party – RSVPs FULL
7-10 p.m. – Location was shared in direct email to active members. WGAW members in active status only +1 guest. We’re excited to see everyone again for this year’s holiday gathering! Come have a complimentary drink with your scribe peers, reconnect with friends and make new ones as we look forward to a new year! Limited capacity. Discount valet parking.
Mon 8 
WGF: An Evening with Aaron Sorkin*
7:30-9:30 p.m. – ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Join Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and writer of A Few Good Men and The Social Network, as he chats about his work, his process, and his inspirations. Included: series finale screening of The Newsroom, before it airs on HBO. Screening begins at 7:30 p.m.; interview starts 8:30 p.m.
Wed 10 
Meeting: Committee of Black Writers
7-9 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. – Info: (323) 782-4589. This committee encourages African-American writers to become more active within the Guild and to raise the profile and perception of African-American writers in the industry at large by creating forums that foster networking, collaboration, education, information exchange, employment opportunities and creative expression. All WGA and Caucus members in active status welcome.
Th 11 
WGF: The SCRIPTNOTES Holiday Spectacular*
8-9:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Film School, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Join John August and Craig Mazin as they record a live episode of their popular podcast with guests Jane Espenson, Derek Haas, Aline Brosh McKenna, and BJ Novak.
Fri 12 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Life Partners with Susanna Fogel & Joni Lefkowitz
after 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members + 2 guests. Q&A with writer/director Susanna Fogel and writer/producer Joni Lefkowitz begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 95 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Tues 16 
GENRE SMASH! with David Fury*
7-8:30 p.m. – NerdMelt Showroom, 7522 Sunset Blvd. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Join the Writers Guild Foundation as they chat with Fury, who helped shape some of the most unforgettable television of the past 25 years, including Lost, 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. Fury wrote the famous "Walkabout" episode of Lost that revealed character John Locke's secret early in the show's first season.

Meeting: Committee of Women Writers
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. 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. WGA and Caucus members in active status only.
Th 18 
Meeting: Asian American Writers Committee
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW Room 4A. Info: (323) 782-4589. 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. WGA and Caucus members in active status welcome.
Sun 21 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – American Sniper with Jason Hall
after 5:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members + 1 guest only. Q&A with writer Jason Hall begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 134 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.

 

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