WGAW October 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.

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