(August 15) NBC Diversity, Innovation and Storytelling Workshop

NBC DIVERSITY, INNOVATION AND
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, August 15
12:30 – 3pm

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Join NBC’s change agents and storytellers as they discuss opportunities for emerging talent, new technology for filmmakers and unique career paths for writers.

NBC Entertainment’s Talent Development & Inclusion team oversees over 20 programs that identify diverse storytellers and provide a platform to showcase their work. Join Grace Moss and Jandiz Cardoso, who oversee the writer/director/talent programs, as they provide an overview of programs like the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, Writers on the Verge and multiple comedy scholarship.

NBC Left Field is the news division’s “experimental video unit.” The team uses new technologies and styles to craft cinematic features, documentaries and mixed reality explainer videos, all made for YouTube and set-top boxes. Part R&D lab and part editorial, NBC Left Field takes data-centric learnings and applies them to both their own videos as well as stories being chewed on by the rest of the NBC mothership. This session will take your through the various forms of output being created by the group as well as some of the lessons they’ve picked up along the way.

To wrap up the workshop, Writer Grace Edwards (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, BROAD CITY, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT) and Director Solvan “Slick” Naim (SNOWFALL, BLINDSPOT, BLACKLIST) share their creative paths into television and insight into breaking into the industry.

(August 13) BLACKKKLANSMAN screening + Q&A w/ Spike Lee

(July 25) EIGHTH GRADE screening + Q&A w/ Bo Burnham

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

EIGHTH GRADE 

Followed by a Q&A with writer & director Bo Burnham

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Wednesday, July 25, 7:00pm

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

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school.

Written and Directed by: Bo Burnham
Produced by: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Lila Yacoub, Chris Storer
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Release date: July 13th, 2018 (NY and LA with expansion to follow)
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.

(July 19) GENERATION WEALTH screening + Q&A w/ Lauren Greenfield

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

GENERATION WEALTH 

Followed by a Q&A with writer & director Lauren Greenfield
Moderated by Hillary Busis

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Thursday, July 19, 7:30pm

Crosby Street Hotel
79 Crosby Street
NYC

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

For the past 25 years, acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, THIN, KIDS+MONEY, #LIKEAGIRLhas travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, GENERATION WEALTH, she puts the pieces of her life’s work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge. GENERATION WEALTH, simultaneously a deeply personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.

This feature is a documentary.

Written & Directed by: Lauren Greenfield

Release date: July 20, 2018

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.

(July 18) MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN screening

(July 12) DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT screening

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

DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Thursday, July 12, 7:30pm

Park Avenue Screening Room
500 Park Avenue
#7
NYC

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Screenplay by: Gus Van Sant
Story by: 
John Callahan, Gus Van Sant, Jack Gibson, William Andrew Eatman
Based on the book by: 
John Callahan
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Produced by: Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Steve Golin, Nicolas Lhermitte 
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black

Release date: July 13, 2018
MPAA Rating: 
R
Running Time: 
113 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.

(July 9) SKYSCRAPER screening + Q&A w/ Rawson Marshall Thurber, Beau Flynn, and Hiram Garcia

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

SKYSCRAPER

Followed by a Q&A with screenwriter, producer and director
Rawson Marshall Thurber and producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Monday, July 9, 7:30pm

This event includes a 30-minute post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Mr. Thurber, Mr. Flynn, and Mr. Garcia, attendees are expected to stay to the end of the event.

Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s SKYSCRAPER as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building… above the fire line.

Written and Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Produced by: Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Hiram Garcia
Executive Producers: Dany Garcia, Wendy Jacobson, Eric McLeod, Eric Hedayat
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinliva

Release date: July 13, 2018
MPAA Rating: 
PG-13
Running Time: 
102 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.

(June 18) JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM screening

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

JURASSIC WORLD:
FALLEN KINGDOM

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Monday, June 18, 7:30pm

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM.

Written by: Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow
Based on Characters Created by: Michael Crichton
Directed by: J.A. Bayona
Produced by: Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Belén Atienza
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum

Release date: June 22, 2018
MPAA Rating: 
PG-13
Running Time: 
128 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.

(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.