(June 23) Inter-Guild Master Class with Gale Anne Hurd

Join us for a special Inter-Guild Networking and Master Class with PGA Producer Gale Anne Hurd. Ms. Hurd will offer insight on pitching, story development, the green light process, casting, and more — including how women can create more opportunities for themselves and other women in our industry. This event is in Atlanta, Georgia.

(June 25) Michael Arndt’s ENDINGS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INSANELY GREAT Screening & Discussion

Join screenwriter Michael Arndt for a screening of the new video version of his lecture: ENDINGS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INSANELY GREAT. In this cinematic version of an Austin Film Festival favorite, Arndt explores how great endings work with a close analysis of the climaxes of STAR WARS, THE GRADUATE, and his own screenplay, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. The screening will be followed by an extended Q&A with Arndt.

(June 26) POWERFUL COLLABORATIONS: How Writers Can Partner for Success

This interactive workshop will give you the Agent’s/Career Coach’s strategy for attracting, creating and building powerful collaborations as a writer. Gain the tools to strengthen your creative vision through partnering with complimentary individuals – fellow writers, producers, studio executives, directors. What pitfalls should you avoid, how do you know if it’s the right fit, how do you structure the relationship and what happens if the collaboration isn’t working? Learn to claim your voice in every interaction, articulate your creative points with impact and how to navigate conflict. Create your own blueprint for an ideal partnership and reap the maximum rewards.


Join us for a live reading of two scripts, a drama and a comedy, written for the small screen. Two WGAE members will have their previously unproduced television pilots professionally directed and staged for a reading using guild actors in front of an audience at the New York Television Festival on July 16, 2018. The winners and finalists will also get the benefits of being Official Artists at the festival.


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