WGAW Calendar: 2015  

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April 

Wed 8 
Meeting: Committee of Black Writers
7-9 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. 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. All WGAW and Caucus members in active status welcome.
Sat 11 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Furious 7 with Chris Morgan
after 5:00 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members + 2 guests. Q&A with writer Chris Morgan begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 137 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Mon 13 
WGAW Latino Writers Committee presents “Latino Scene Night”
7 p.m. WGAW 2nd Floor. RSVP: Diversity “Latino Scene Night” in the subject line. You and a guest are invited to an entertaining evening of member readings featuring smart, compelling, and humorous scenes from film and TV scripts penned by WGAW scribes: Carlo Allen, Stephen Blackburn, Yolie Cortez, Chris Derrick, Daniel Dominguez, Maria Escobedo, Pang-Ni Landrum & Jess Pineda, Luisa Leschin, Rick Marin, Alix Reeves, Rudy Robles, & Evette Vargas. Directed by: Ed Ornelas (Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy). Casting: Michael Sanford. A light reception will follow.

UK Member Meeting in London
7 p.m. cocktails/appetizers; 8-9:30 p.m. meeting – St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel (England). WGAW members only, RSVP: Kay Wolf or (323) 782-4790. Join President Chris Keyser and Assistant Executive Director Chuck Slocum to discuss the challenges UK writers face and to connect with fellow members.
Sat 18 
WGF: Staff Writer to Showrunner (Spring Craft Symposium)*
9 a.m.–6 p.m. – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. Tickets/Info: WGFoundation. Writers Guild Foundation gathers for its annual television craft symposium with a collection of time-tested dramatists, gut-busting comics, innovative creators, insightful executives, and maybe a surprise or two! From network to Netflix, panels will discuss crafting stories, pilots and specs that get you into the writers’ room and help you on your journey to showrunner.
Mon 20 
2015 COLCOA French Film Festival – Program announced/RSVPs open 4/1 on colcoa.org
Through Tuesday, 4/28 – Directors Guild of America theaters, 7920 Sunset Blvd., LA. Free to WGA members in good standing and a guest. Click HERE for members-only webpage with RSVP instructions to use when program is announced Wednesday, April 1. The WGAW, in partnership with the DGA, MPA and SACEM, proudly presents the 19th annual COLCOA French Film Festival, "Nine Days of Film Premieres in Hollywood". COLCOA showcases the latest in French film production, including several U.S., International and World Premieres. Opening Night (Mon., 4/20) is by invitation only.
Tues 21 
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. WGAW and Caucus members in active status only.
Th 23 
Motherhood and Your Career as a Writer in TV
7-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Current Active Guild members only, RSVP: TVDigital. Join us for a panel discussion on the juggling act that is motherhood and a career as a TV writer. Anne Kenney (Outlander, Switched At Birth, LA Law) will moderate a panel with Elizabeth Benjamin (UnReal, The Blacklist, Bones), Emily Cutler (The Odd Couple, Community), Nkechi Carroll (Bones, The Finder), Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin (Jane The Virgin, The Carrie Diaries, Selfie) and Stacy Rukeyser (UnReal, The Lying Game).
Fri 24 
Meeting: Writers with Disabilities Committee
2-4 p.m. – WGAW Room 2B. Info: (323) 782-4589. The WGAW Writers with Disabilities Committee is looking for ways to aid disabled writers in pursuing their careers in Hollywood and to encourage accurate portrayals of the disabled in film and television. Please come, shake hands and talk about expanding opportunities for all of us. WGAW and Caucus members in active status only.
Sat 25 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Bruce Joel Rubin 25th Anniversary double feature: Ghost and Jacob’s Ladder
after 5:00 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members +2 guests. Q&A with writer Bruce Joel Rubin begins immediately after the 5 p.m. screening of Ghost. Jacob’s Ladder screening starts 8:30 p.m. after Q&A . (TRT: Ghost 127 min.; Jacob’s Ladder 113 min.). Guild membership card required for entry.
Sun 26 
Q&A: The Guild Screenings – Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck with Brett Morgen
after 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. WGAW members + 2 guests. Q&A with writer Brett Morgen begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 132 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Wed 29 
WGAW Annual Meeting
7 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor. Current members in good standing only (no guests), RSVP: AnnualMeeting. Current members (dues paid up through March 2015) are invited to attend an evening of open discussion with select members of the WGAW Board of Directors. Bring your questions; meet your union leaders.

May

Fri 1 
Limited Condos Left! Lake Arrowhead Craft Conference & Retreat (May 29-31)
No refunds deadline Fri. 5/1 – UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead. The biennial Lake Arrowhead Craft Conference and Retreat returns May 29-31! Join fellow writers for an inspirational weekend of amazing talks, great food and fun parties with Emmy/WGA/Golden Globe nominee Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex, The Pacific), 4-time Emmy winner David Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues), Golden Globe winner and WGA/Emmy nominee Jill Soloway (Transparent, Six Feet Under), Oscar/WGA nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy, Grandma), and one speaker TBA. Click HERE for information/reservations. Register ASAP for this sell-out event! Waitlist will be taken. Sponsored by WGAW Activities Committee.

 

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