(May 31) WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS Screening + Q&A and Reception

(March 29) THE BREAKERS: In Conversation with David Peisner

The WGA East New Media Caucus
invites you to attend

THE BREAKERS:
In Conversation with David Peisner
(Author, Homey Don’t Play That!) 

Moderated by Keisha Zollar
(Staff Writer, THE OPPOSITION WITH JORDAN KLEPPER)

RSVP Required

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7PM

Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, Suite 700
New York City

THE BREAKERS is an event series that highlights writers in the entertainment industry whose work has altered the course of storytelling and revolutionized what we see on our screens. The series is presented by the Writers Guild of America, East’s New Media Caucus, which serves as a community and resource for professional writers who produce content for digital distribution such as webseries, video games, AR and other media.

Join us for the first event in this series: an evening in conversation with author David Peisner, whose recently-released book Homey Don’t Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution (Simon & Schuster) discusses the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color.

Following the event, David Peisner will stay to sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase on-site.

This invitation is nontransferable.

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Screenings and events are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

We suggest that you arrive at least 30 minutes early.

(March 28) RED SPARROW screening

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of

RED SPARROW

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Wednesday, March 28, 7:00pm

AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13
1998 Broadway
New York, 10023

Dominika Egorova is many things:
A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs.
A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit.
A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence) and her mother (Joely Richardson) are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

Screenplay by: Justin Haythe
Based upon the book by: Jason Matthews
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Produced by: Peter Chernin, p.g.a.; Steve Zaillian; Jenno Topping, p.g.a.; David Ready, p.g.a.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling

Release date: March 2, 2018
MPAA Rating: 
R
Running Time: 
139 minutes

This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.

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RSVP Cancellation Policy
Three-Strike Rule

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at a screening. If that happens, you must provide at least five (5) hours advance notice to allow the accommodation of other members on the waiting list. Cancellations must be made by email; phone cancellations will not be accepted.

After missing three screenings without sending a cancellation notice to events@wgaeast.org within the defined window, you will be notified that you have been placed on a three-month hiatus from attending WGAE screenings.

Please note that is your responsibility to track your reservations and strikes. You will only be notified upon your third and final strike that you have been placed on hiatus.

Our priority is ensuring that our programming is robustly attended and accessible to all members. We hope this policy will enable us to better serve the needs of all members.

(March 20) THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER Live Taping + Writers Panel

The Writers Guild of America, East

invites you to attend a live taping of

THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER
Followed by a Writers Guild-exclusive panel with the show’s writers.

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Tuesday, March 20 at 5:15pm*

The Hotel Pennsylvania
401 7th Ave (Across from Penn Station)
Enter on 33rd Street, next to the Statler Grill (136 W. 33rd)
New York, New York 10001

This event includes an hour-long post-taping panel with Jordan Klepper and members of THE OPPOSITION writing staff. As a courtesy to Mr. Klepper and the writers, attendees are expected to stay for the full duration of the event.

Join us for a live taping of one of Comedy Central’s newest late-night programs. After the taping, Writers Guild members will enjoy an exclusive panel with the show’s writers.

In a TV news landscape where it’s impossible to know whom to trust, one man rises above the partisan hackery of the mainstream media to bring you the only truth that matters: his.

From the fringe-friendly mind of Jordan Klepper, THE OPPOSITION is a half hour of hot takes under the guise of a somewhat unhinged conservative talk show host. Klepper, a former correspondent on “The Daily Show,” tackles news of the day and interviews experts in-character. His snappy newsman persona conveys no shame in his determination to subvert the “meddling” mainstream media.

*EVENT SCHEDULE:

Check-in Time: Arrive to the VIP line between 5:15pm-5:45pm on the day of the taping
Show Taping: 6:15pm-7:15pm (approximately)
WGAE-exclusive Writers Panel: 7:15pm-8:15pm (approximately)

(March 13) Workshop – The Anatomy of a Powerful Negotiation

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you to attend

THE ANATOMY OF A POWERFUL NEGOTIATION

A Workshop on Creating A Win/Win Deal with Jim Arnoff

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Tuesday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, Suite 700, NYC

Hiding behind a colleague to do all the negotiating for you? Letting your agent/manager/lawyer handle all the negotiating and not sure how to claim your own voice? Feeling intimidated about money and talking through a deal?

This interactive workshop will teach the skills needed to take control of negotiating, from maximizing interaction with those leading the negotiations on your behalf to the best strategies to get what you really want. Learn tips on being centered, confident and persuasive throughout the negotiation. This workshop is for anyone who wants to become a truly skillful negotiator and create a win/win for everyone.

Jim Arnoff is a Television/Digital Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, docu-drama, non-fiction) in developing and selling original programming to the cable and digital networks. He is an entertainment lawyer and Certified Life/Career Coach to the entertainment industry. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. He leads workshops for the Producers Guild, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, HBO, TimeWarner, New York Women in Film & Television, Time, Inc., MTV Networks and NYU/Stern, Steinhardt, Tisch, Tandon and Wagner. Jim is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts, FIT and NYU. He is a member of the New York City, New York State and LGBT (LeGal) Bar Associations.

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RSVP Cancellation Policy
Three-Strike Rule

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at an event. If that happens, you must provide at least five (5) hours advance notice to allow the accommodation of other members on the waiting list. Cancellations must be made by email; phone cancellations will not be accepted.

After missing three events without sending a cancellation notice to events@wgaeast.org within the defined window, you will be notified that you have been placed on a three-month hiatus from attending WGAE events.

Please note that is your responsibility to track your reservations and strikes. You will only be notified upon your third and final strike that you have been placed on hiatus.

Our priority is ensuring that our programming is robustly attended and accessible to all members. We hope this policy will enable us to better serve the needs of all members.

(Jan 23) And The Nominees Are… A Conversation with the 2018 Writers Guild Awards Comedy/Variety Nominees

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:30pm

The Robin Williams Center for Entertainment & Media
247 West 54th Street & 8th Avenue
New York, New York 10019

In anticipation of the 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom, please join the Writers Guild of America, East for a pre-awards panel with a roster of Comedy/Variety nominees discussing their recognized works and the process of bringing their shows to the small screen.

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… will feature Zhubin Parang (THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH), Ashley Nicole Black (FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE), Emmy Blotnick (THE PRESIDENT SHOW), Subhah Agarwal (THE JIM JEFFRIES SHOW) and Seth Reiss (LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS). The panel will be moderated by Jordan Carlos.

(December 20) THE GREATEST SHOWMAN screening

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Wednesday, December 20, 7:30pm

AMC Empire 25
234 W. 42nd Street
New York, 10036

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), THE GREATEST SHOWMAN tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, directed by Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (LA LA LAND) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.

Written by: Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon
Story by: Jenny Bicks
Directed by: Michael Gracey
Produced by: Laurence Mark, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

Release date: December 20
MPAA Rating: 
PG

This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.

_____________________________

RSVP Cancellation Policy
Three-Strike Rule

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at a screening. If that happens, you must provide at least five (5) hours advance notice to allow the accommodation of other members on the waiting list. Cancellations must be made by email; phone cancellations will not be accepted.

After missing three screenings without sending a cancellation notice to events@wgaeast.org within the defined window, you will be notified that you have been placed on a three-month hiatus from attending WGAE screenings.

Please note that is your responsibility to track your reservations and strikes. You will only be notified upon your third and final strike that you have been placed on hiatus.

Our priority is ensuring that our programming is robustly attended and accessible to all members. We hope this policy will enable us to better serve the needs of all members.

(December 18) ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD screening

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of

ALL THE MONEY
IN THE WORLD

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Monday, December 18, 7:30pm

SAG-AFTRA Foundation – Robin Williams Center
247 W. 54th Street
New York, 10019

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

Written by: David Scarpa
Based on the book by: John Pearson
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer

Release date: December 25
MPAA Rating: 
R

This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.

_____________________________

RSVP Cancellation Policy
Three-Strike Rule

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at a screening. If that happens, you must provide at least five (5) hours advance notice to allow the accommodation of other members on the waiting list. Cancellations must be made by email; phone cancellations will not be accepted.

After missing three screenings without sending a cancellation notice to events@wgaeast.org within the defined window, you will be notified that you have been placed on a three-month hiatus from attending WGAE screenings.

Please note that is your responsibility to track your reservations and strikes. You will only be notified upon your third and final strike that you have been placed on hiatus.

Our priority is ensuring that our programming is robustly attended and accessible to all members. We hope this policy will enable us to better serve the needs of all members.

(December 13) DOWNSIZING screening + Q&A w/ Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Mark Johnson, Hong Chau

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of

DOWNSIZING 

Followed by a Q&A with co-screenwriters Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, producer Mark Johnson, and co-star Hong Chau
Moderated by Kent Jones

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Wednesday, December 13, 8pm

Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street
New York, 10023

This event includes a 30-minute post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Mr. Payne, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Johnson, and Ms. Chau, attendees are expected to stay to the end of the event.

DOWNSIZING imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community – a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Written by: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Produced by: Mark Johnson, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Release date: December 22
Running Time: 
135 minutes

This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.

_____________________________

RSVP Cancellation Policy
Three-Strike Rule

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at a screening. If that happens, you must provide at least five (5) hours advance notice to allow the accommodation of other members on the waiting list. Cancellations must be made by email; phone cancellations will not be accepted.

After missing three screenings without sending a cancellation notice to events@wgaeast.org within the defined window, you will be notified that you have been placed on a three-month hiatus from attending WGAE screenings.

Please note that is your responsibility to track your reservations and strikes. You will only be notified upon your third and final strike that you have been placed on hiatus.

Our priority is ensuring that our programming is robustly attended and accessible to all members. We hope this policy will enable us to better serve the needs of all members.

(December 6) THE BEGUILED screening + Q&A w/ Sofia Coppola + Reception

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of

THE BEGUILED 

with a Q&A with writer & director Sofia Coppola
Followed by a Reception

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Wednesday, December 6, 6:30pm

Reception to follow.

This event includes a 30-minute post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Ms. Coppola, attendees are expected to stay to the end of the event.

From writer/director Sofia Coppola, THE BEGUILED is a thriller that unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Written & Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Based on the Novel by: Thomas P. Cullinan
Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 
93 minutes

This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.

_____________________________

RSVP Cancellation Policy
Three-Strike Rule

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at a screening. If that happens, you must provide at least five (5) hours advance notice to allow the accommodation of other members on the waiting list. Cancellations must be made by email; phone cancellations will not be accepted.

After missing three screenings without sending a cancellation notice to events@wgaeast.org within the defined window, you will be notified that you have been placed on a three-month hiatus from attending WGAE screenings.

Please note that is your responsibility to track your reservations and strikes. You will only be notified upon your third and final strike that you have been placed on hiatus.

Our priority is ensuring that our programming is robustly attended and accessible to all members. We hope this policy will enable us to better serve the needs of all members.