(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.

(December 14) PHANTOM THREAD screening + Q&A w/ Paul Thomas Anderson

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

PHANTOM THREAD 

Followed by a Q&A with writer & director Paul Thomas Anderson

WGA Member Screening (RSVP Required)

Thursday, December 14, 7:30pm

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

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. PHANTOM THREAD is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Written and directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps

Release date: December 25 (limited)
MPAA Rating: 
R
Running Time: 
130 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 11) THE POST screening + Q&A w/ Liz Hannah and Josh Singer

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

THE POST 

Followed by a Q&A with co-writers Liz Hannah and Josh Singer

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Monday, December 11, 6:30pm

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

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in THE POST, a drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Written by: Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Amy Pascal, Kristie Macosko Krieger
Starring: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Release date: 
December 22, 2017 (Limited). January 12, 2018 (Wide)

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 3) THE SHAPE OF WATER + Q&A w/ Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale, and Cast Members

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

THE SHAPE OF WATER 

Followed by a Q&A with co-writer and director Guillermo del Toro,
producer J. Miles Dale, and cast members Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer,
Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Michael Shannon

Moderated by David Nugent

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Sunday, December 3, 7pm

This event includes a 30-minute post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Mr. del Toro, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jenkins, Ms. Spencer, Mr. Jones, Mr. Stuhlbarg, and Mr. Shannon, attendees are expected to stay to the end of the event.

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

Written by: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer

Release date: December 1
MPAA Rating: 
R
Running Time: 
119 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.

(November 29) I, TONYA screening + Q&A w/ Steven Rogers

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

I, TONYA 

Followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Steven Rogers

WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)

Wednesday, November 29, 7:00pm

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

Based on true events, I, TONYA is a tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Featuring Margot Robbie as Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as her mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven RogersCraig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is a portrayal of Harding’s life and career.

Written by: Steven Rogers
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale
Produced by: Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Brian Unkeless

Release Date: December 8
Running Time: 
119 minutes
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 4) Tax Planning for Entertainment Professionals & Livestream

The Writers Guild of America, East invites you to attend

TAX PLANNING FOR
ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONALS

Monday, December 4, 6pm

WGA East Member Event (RSVP Required)

As this roller coaster year comes to a close, we are sure that many of you are starting to think about next year’s taxes. Get a general overview of the Individual Income Tax Return (Form 1040) along with specific industry issues including:

  • W-2 versus 1099 income
  • Paying quarterly estimates
  • Tax pitfalls
  • Multi-state issues
  • Expense deductions for creative artists
  • Why and when to incorporate
The goal of this seminar is to better educate you about taxes, so that you can make more informed decisions and hopefully save some money.
There will be a question-and-answer period for general tax questions. If you participate in the livestream, you will have the opportunity to submit questions online.
Instructions for accessing the livestream are available on the event’s RSVP page. Please contact events@wgaeast.org for more information.

About Craig A. Manzino, CPA 
Mr. Manzino is one of the founding Partners of Cameo Wealth & Creative Management, Inc., a business management and tax preparation and planning firm located in Midtown Manhattan. Craig graduated from Binghamton University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He received his CPA license in April 2000 while working as a Senior Auditor for Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in the Financial Services Group. He then spent eighteen months as the CFO of a Commodity Hedge Fund and Trading Advisor before forming Cameo Professional Services, LLC a tax consulting and business management firm, in June 2001. Now operating as Cameo Wealth & Creative Management, Inc., Craig specializes in taxes and planning for the entertainment industry. Clients include: writers, directors, producers, actors, dancers, singers, choreographers, stage managers, etc.