WGAW December 2019 Calendar

Here’s what going on, socially and professionally,  at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

December 2019

Events listed are current at time of publication. Dates and details are subject to change during the month.

Committee activities and events are open to WGAW Current, Post Current, Associate, and Associate Caucus members in Active status. If you have questions about your member status, please contact the Membership Department or call (323) 782-4532

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Monday
02

Have a Very “Gary” Christmas: Writing TV and Feature Holiday Films
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity
Info/RSVP: (323) 782-4589 or Yuletide. Every holiday season the airwaves and Internet overflow with heart-warming yuletide romances, fantasies and comedies. And who better than prolific secret elf, screenwriter Gary Goldstein (Mr. 365) to unpack Santa’s sleigh of techniques, themes, and tropes for these popular family-friendly stories? And before you say, “Bah, humbug,” consider that this is one of the fastest ways for new writers to score important TV and feature credits. Plus if you aren’t too naughty, there’ll be cider and cookies for all at the post-panel reception. (But be sure and leave some for Santa.) Panelists include: Michael Healy (Executive, Lifetime), Matt Lieberman (The Christmas Chronicles), Megan Metzger (The Princess Switch), Nina Weinman Swift (Homegrown Christmas), and others TBA. WGAW members with one guest.

Tuesday
03

Genre Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW Second Floor, Room 2A.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. The Genre Committee was formed with the sole purpose of attracting writers interested in a certain genre, to meet, discuss and exchange information in a peer-to-peer setting. Our mission is to push education, diversity and camaraderie amongst all writers no matter their background. The Committee welcomes all writers because writers work in all genres.

Thursday
05

WGF: War of the Words: Holiday Edition Trivia Night
7-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Writers Guild Foundation
Info/Tickets: WGFoundation. War of the Words is WGF’s audiovisual film and television Trivia Night that features eight rounds of challenging film and TV trivia and prizes for our top teams. We’ll provide the drinks, you bring your A-game. Register as a team of six or come and make new friends! With an individual ticket, we will randomly assign you to a team.

Sunday
08

WGF: Seasons Givings Holiday Party
4:30-6:30 p.m. – NeueHouse Hollywood.
Category: Writers Guild Foundation
Info/Tickets: WGFoundation. Join WGF for holiday cocktails and conversation with a purpose. We’re raising money and introducing two new initiatives: one that will offer college stipends to the children of WGAW members, and the other to pay off one lucky new WGAW member’s student debt through a lottery drawn that evening. Enter lottery and buy tickets to the party at the link.

Monday
09

Committee of Women Writers Meeting
7-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. 7 p.m. “Happy Half Hour” (networking, snacks, and beverages); 7:30 p.m. meeting. This committee represents the interests of female WGAW writers who are seeking WGA-covered work. We sponsor events designed to increase our knowledge of the craft and the marketplace, discuss the role of women as storytellers and foster networking and collaboration between women in all Guilds, as well as increase opportunities for education, employment opportunities and creative expression. Our goal is to empower all writers and improve the profile and perception of Women writers in the industry.

Tuesday
10

WGF: Writers on Writing with Damon Lindelof
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Writers Guild Foundation
SOLD OUT. Info/Tickets: WGFoundation. On this special evening, we sit down with renowned writer and executive producer Damon Lindelof to find out his process for adapting the latest HBO hit, Watchmen, how he approaches world building in his series, which have included The Leftovers and Lost, and how he tackles writing for features vs. television. Moderated by Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock).

Wednesday
11

Committee of Black Writers Meeting
7-9 p.m. – WGAW 1st Floor, Room 1A.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
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.

Thursday
12

Seasoned Readings: Jesusland by David Folwell
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity
Info/RSVP: (323) 782-4589 or Jesusland. The Career Longevity Committee invites you to a reading of the teleplay Jesusland by David Folwell. Jesusland follows David Kirkwood, pastor of one of the largest mega churches in the country, whose life and faith are rocked after a violent attack. David must find a new truth, one that will more than likely be at odds with his former faith, as he continues to lead a huge congregation who still believe in him. Directed by Melanie Armer. Cast: Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), Jessalyn Gilsig (Vikings), and O-Lan Jones (Edward Scissorhands). The WGAW Career Longevity Committee’s Seasoned Readings series promotes and celebrates the work of writers age 50 and over. A light reception will follow the reading. WGAW members plus one guest.

Thursday
12

WGF: The Scriptnotes Holiday Live Show
8-9:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Film School Main Theater.
Category: Writers Guild Foundation
Info/Tickets: WGFoundation. Join screenwriters and Friends of the Foundation John August and Craig Mazin for a special live holiday edition of their weekly podcast, Scriptnotes. Special guests include: Kevin Feige (Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), and Shoshannah Stern & Josh Feldman (This Close).

Saturday
14

1917: Guild Screenings Q&A with Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with 1917 writers Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 110 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Thursday
19

Asian American Writers Committee Meeting
7-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 4th Floor, Boardroom.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. 7 p.m. “Happy Half Hour” (networking, snacks, and beverages); 7:30 p.m. meeting. 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. All members welcome.

Friday
20

Uncut Gems: Guild Screenings Q&A with Ronald Bronstein & Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with Uncut Gems writers Ronald Bronstein & Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 135 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

WGAW November 2019 Calendar

Here’s what going on, socially and professionally,  at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

November 2019

Events listed are current at time of publication. Dates and details are subject to change during the month.

Committee activities and events are open to WGAW Current, Post Current, Associate, and Associate Caucus members in Active status. If you have questions about your member status, please contact the Membership Department or call (323) 782-4532

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Friday
01
Harriet: Guild Screenings Q&A with Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with Harriet co-writer Gregory Allen Howard and co-writer-director Kasi Lemmons begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 125 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Monday
04
Writers with Disabilities Committee Meeting
7-9 p.m. – WGAW 1st Floor, Room 1A.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. This Committee seeks to enhance the visibility and employment of writers with all types of disabilities, and encourage, celebrate, and endorse accurate portrayals of the disabled in all areas of the media. We also serve as an expert resource for all issues related to the disabled community.

Thursday
07
The LGBTQ+ Scene – Year 15
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity
Info: (323) 782-4589 RSVP: Scenes. 7 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. readings. Dessert reception follows. It’s back. The WGAW LGBTQ+ Writers Committee will present, for an amazing 15th year in a row, an evening of staged readings of LGBTQ+-themed scenes from member-submitted, unproduced screenplays, short film scripts, teleplays and webisodes, and produced-unproduced stage plays. Selected WGA writers: Caleb Aldrich, Brad Bauner, Christopher Bradley, Steve Chivers, Jason Coffey, Alexander Georgakis, Hilary Helding, Jonathan Hurwitz, Beverly Kopf, Michael Montgomery, Beverly Neufeld, Eddie Robinson. Cast: Shaan Dasani, Christopher Dietrick, Terri Hanauer, Joseph Kibler, Christian Jules LeBlanc, Anna Lamadrid, Michael Maloney, Jacob Nichols, Tina Ngo, Elisa Perry and Eddie Robinson. Please join us for what’s always a fun and inspiring night. Members +1-2 guests.

Friday
08
The Two Popes: Guild Screenings Q&A with Anthony McCarten
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with The Two Popes writer Anthony McCarten begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 125 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Saturday
09
The Irishman: Guild Screenings Q&A with Steven Zaillian
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with The Irishman writer Steven Zaillian begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 210 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Sunday
10
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood: Guild Screenings Q&A with Micah Fitzerman & Noah Harpster.
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood writers Micah Fitzerman & Noah Harpster begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 108 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Monday
11
Writers and Producers: A Conversation on Disability Inclusion
6:30-9 p.m.– WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity
Info/RSVP: (323) 782-4589 or WDCPGA. 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. panel. The WGAW’s Writers with Disabilities Committee together with PGA’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee in association with Cast & Crew, as a part of the PGA’s One Guild Producer on Producing present a discussion involving disability in front and behind the cameras. The intent and focus of the panel is to discuss the importance—financially, artistically and socially—of the inclusion of stories that relate to the disability experience, offer ideas, and best practices. Panelists: Glen Mazzara (The Dark Tower), Katherine Beattie (NCIS: New Orleans), Brandon Sonnier (L.A.’s Finest), and producer, Tim Zajaros (Peanut Butter Falcon). Moderator: Deborah Calla, Chair MAA, PGA, and WGA. WGAW members only with one guest.

Tuesday
12
Latino Writers Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 4th Floor, Boardroom.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. This committee actively represents the professional, creative, social and economic interests of Latino Guild members. Its mandate is to encourage Latino writers to become more active within the Guild; and to raise the profile and perception of Latino writers in the industry at large by creating forums that foster networking, collaboration, education, information exchange, employment opportunities and creative expression.

Wednesday
13
Career Longevity Committee Meeting
7-9 p.m. – WGAW 1st Floor, Room 1A.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. Formerly the Age Awareness Committee, the mission of the Career Longevity Committee is to assist writers of all ages in planning for long and successful careers by giving them the tools and knowledge to adapt to changes in the marketplace. WGAW members of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Thursday
14
WGF: Research Methods for Writers with Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
7-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Writers Guild Foundation
Info/Tickets: WGFoundation. Join the WGF for a discussion in implementing research into your next project with Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Dolemite Is My Name), the master scribes of biographical dramas. We’ll study how this screenwriting team approaches their research, how they parse through collected data to identify key info to implement, and how they manage the relationship between staying true to the facts and taking creative license.

Friday
15
Marriage Story: Guild Screenings Q&A with Noah Baumbach
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with Marriage Story writer-director Noah Baumbach begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 136 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Saturday
16
Bombshell: Guild Screenings Q&A with Charles Randolph
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with Bombshell writer Charles Randolph begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 108 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Tuesday

19
Writers Education Committee Meeting
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 4th Floor, Boardroom
Category: Writers Ed
RSVP: WritersEd. This WGAW 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.

Tuesday
19
LGBTQ+ Writers Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. The WGAW’s LGBTQ+ Writers Committee seeks to utilize its constituency as a resource to all writers who include LGBTQ+ characters in their work. Its members wish to provide cultural and educational opportunities to nurture an understanding of how sexual orientation and gender identity affect the lives of writers. Providing networking and social activities, enabling the WGAW membership to better know one another and create a greater demand for the writing services of LGBTQ+ members and strive to generate a greater awareness within the Guild of sexual orientation (and gender identity) as a minority to identify and advocate against instances of homophobia, transphobia and/or discrimination within our industry. Guest: Jim Arnoff, Entertainment Lawyer, Life and Career Coach.

Friday
22
Little Women: Guild Screenings Q&A with Greta Gerwig
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with Little Women writer-director Greta Gerwig begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 136 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Sunday
24
Dark Waters: Guild Screenings Q&A with Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings
Q&A with Dark Waters writers Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 126 minutes). WGAW members only with two guests. Guild membership card required for entry.

Monday
25
Native American & Indigenous Writers Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Room 2A.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings
Info: (323) 782-4589. This Committee represents the professional and creative interests of Native American & Indigenous writers. It works to mentor, encourage, empower, and increase the visibility and employment of writers of Native American & Indigenous heritage, and serves as a cultural and educational resource for all Guild member-writers seeking to portray Native American & Indigenous Peoples in their work. Open to WGAW Associate, Current, Post Current, and Associate Caucus members in Active status.

WGAW October 2019 Calendar

Here’s what going on, socially and professionally,  at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

September 2019

Events listed are current at time of publication. Dates and details are subject to change during the month.

Committee activities and events are open to WGAW Current, Post Current, Associate, and Associate Caucus members in Active status. If you have questions about your member status, please contact the Membership Department or call (323) 782-4532

To see the live calendar, click here. (Member Login required for that, sorry.)

Tuesday
01
WGF: Location as Character: The Craft of Writing Place
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Writers Guild Foundation

Info/Tickets: WGFoundation. The WGF teams up with Columbia College Chicago for a discussion about how writing location—both real and fictional—sets the scene and can shape character motivations. Panelists include Ayanna Floyd (The Chi), Connor Kilpatrick (Young Sheldon), Matt Lutsky (On Becoming a God in Central Florida), and Anthony Sparks (Queen Sugar). Moderated by Dr. Rosanne Welch.

Tuesday
01
Genre Committee Meeting
7:30-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 4th Floor, Boardroom.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings

Info: (323) 782-4589. The Genre Committee was formed with the sole purpose of attracting writers interested in a certain genre, to meet, discuss and exchange information in a peer-to-peer setting. Our mission is to push education, diversity and camaraderie amongst all writers no matter their background. The Committee welcomes all writers because writers work in all genres.

Thursday
03
Putting Your Best Pitch Forward: Pitching for Film
7:30 p.m. – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Member Organizing

RSVP: Member Organizing. A discussion of how to effectively pitch a feature film in today’s market. The panel will feature both writers and executives for thoughts from both sides of the table. Q&A to follow. Moderated by Scott Frazier (XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Collide) with Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds), writing team Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis (Five Feet Apart, The Curse of La Llorona), writer-producer Terrie Samundra, and Brian Williams (Vice President, Dylan Clark Productions). WGA Members (CR, PC, AS, and AC) in Active status only.

Sunday
06
Dolemite Is My Name: Guild Screenings Q&A with Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings

WGAW members only with two guests. Q&A with Dolemite Is My Name writers Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 118 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.

Monday
07
Committee of Women Writers Meeting
7-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings

Info: (323) 782-4589. 7 p.m. “Happy Half Hour” (networking, snacks, and beverages); 7:30 p.m. meeting. This committee represents the interests of female WGAW writers who are seeking WGA-covered work. We sponsor events designed to increase our knowledge of the craft and the marketplace, discuss the role of women as storytellers and foster networking and collaboration between women in all Guilds, as well as increase opportunities for education, employment opportunities and creative expression. Our goal is to empower all writers and improve the profile and perception of Women writers in the industry.

Tuesday
08
WGF: Showrunner Sessions with Rob McElhenney
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Writers Guild Foundation

SOLD OUT. Info: WGFoundation. Creator, showrunner, and star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Rob McElhenney sits down to share his secrets to sustaining the show’s hilarious stories, how he runs his room, and his creative process for developing his shows. Moderated by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, Identity Thief).

Friday
11
JoJo Rabbit: Guild Screenings Q&A and Reception with Taika Waititi
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings

WGAW members only with two guests. Q&A with JoJo Rabbit writer-director Taika Waititi begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 108 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry. Co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Writers Committee.

Sunday
13
Joker: Guild Screenings Q&A with Todd Phillips
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings

WGAW members only with two guests. Q&A with Joker co-writer-director Todd Phillips begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 122 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.

Tuesday
15
Committee of Black Writers Meeting
7-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings

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.

Thursday
17
Asian American Writers Committee Meeting
7-9:30 p.m. – WGAW 4th Floor, Boardroom.
Category: Inclusion and Equity Committee Meetings

Info: (323) 782-4589. 7 p.m. “Happy Half Hour” (networking, snacks, and beverages); 7:30 p.m. meeting. 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. All members welcome.

Saturday
19
Honey Boy: Guild Screenings Q&A and Reception with Shia LaBeouf
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings

WGAW members only with two guests. Q&A with Honey Boy writer Shia LaBeouf begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 93 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.

Tuesday
22
Rebranding: Writers Who Switched Genres and Lived to Tell About It
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity

RSVP. WGA Members +1. 7 p.m. reception; 7:30 p.m. panel. The Asian American Writers Committee, Latino Writers Committee, and Writers Education Committee invite you to a discussion about rebranding and what strategies a writer can use to successfully transition their career from one genre to another. Whether you find yourself stuck writing in a genre/format you never intended or just looking for a change, our panelists will discuss how they got execs and showrunners to see them in a new light, how to use your old credits to your advantage, what role their reps played in the transition, etc. Panelists include Ingrid Escajeda (Empire), Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory), Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead), Spiro Skentzos (Arrow), and others. Moderated by Aaron Ho (Fresh Off The Boat).

Thursday
24
Taking Stories From Marginalized Communities Into the Writers’ Room
7:30-9 p.m. – WGAW 2nd Floor, Multi-purpose Room.
Category: Inclusion and Equity

Info: (323) 782-4589. RSVP. WGAW Members +1. 7 p.m. doors open, snacks; 7:30 p.m. panel. The Committee of Black Writers and the Native American and Indigenous Writers Committee invite you to a panel focused on telling accurate and diversified stories on issues affecting POC. Panelists Jason Gavin (Chambers), Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (S.W.A.T.), Zahir McGhee (For The People), stand-up comic Taquita Love, and others will discuss how to empower writers to pitch these stories, pitch diversity-specific topics within a non-diverse room, and protect the diversity’s integrity. In addition, the panel of experts will provide insight on broaching pushback within a room, crafting authentic diversity-themed stories that move beyond pandering, and much more. Moderated by Niceole Levy (Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger).

Thursday
24
Austin Film Festival & Conference – WGAW Late Night Welcome Party
10/24-10/26 Conference (Festival runs thru 10/31) – Austin, TX.
Category: Member Organizing

Info/Registration: Austin Film Festival & Conference. Attendees with an AFF Conference, Producers or Press badge are invited to Thursday’s (10/24) WGAW Late Night Welcome Party with WGA member early admittance at 10:30 p.m.; please bring membership card. If you are a member without one of the listed badges, respond by Monday, 10/14: Member Organizing to be included on our WGAW list and receive location info. WGAW questions: (323) 782-4511. Party hosts include Gary Whitta, Erika Green Swafford, Stephany Folsom, Alec Berg, and April Shih.

Friday
25
Austin Film Festival & Conference – WGAW Creative Career Panel
10/24-10/26 Conference (Festival runs thru 10/31) – Austin, TX.
Category: Member Organizing

Info/Registration: Austin Film Festival & Conference. Attendees with an AFF Conference, Producers or Press badge are invited to Friday’s (10/25) WGAW Creative Career Panel: Practical Tips for Starting Out. A panel of successful WGAW writers will discuss what you need to know in your career, how to avoid common pitfalls, and what the Writers Guild can do for you. You must have a conference badge to attend. Moderator: Gary Whitta with panelists Nicole Perlman, Erica Shelton Kodish, Stephany Folsom, and Alec Berg.

Friday
25
The Lighthouse: Guild Screenings Q&A with Robert Eggers
After 7:30 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings

WGAW members only with two guests. Q&A with The Lighthouse co-writer-director Robert Eggers begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 110 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.

Saturday
26
Motherless Brooklyn: Guild Screenings Q&A with Edward Norton
After 5 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings

WGAW members only with two guests. Q&A with Motherless Brooklyn writer-director Edward Norton begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 144 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.
Sunday

27
Knives Out: Guild Screenings Q&A with Rian Johnson
After 2 p.m. screening – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
Category: Guild Screenings

WGAW members only with two guests. Q&A with Knives Out writer/director Rian Johnson begins immediately after the screening (TRT: 130 minutes). Guild membership card required for entry.