(May 14-15) ATF AT WGAE: An in-depth 2-day workshop with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

 Writers Guild of America, East presents

An In-Depth 2-Day Workshop With
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

May 14 & 15, 2015
10AM – 5PM Daily

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



How do you write about guns, explosives, narcotics trafficking, tactical operations, sniffing canines and bomb response vehicles – and get it right?

Come join ATF Special Agents for two days of presentations and hands-on exhibits in the areas of arson, racketeering and bootlegging, to help you create on-screen depictions that are authentic and accurate.
Special Agents will bring in various firearms and explosives. Interact with bomb-sniffing dogs. Find out how a profiler gets inside the criminal mind. Learn about ATF’s culture, policies, training and organizational structure. Establish contact with the public affairs division, which is tasked with reviewing production projects for ATF support.In this 2-day session, the ATF’s contributing panel of experts will highlight the work involved to track down murderers, gang leaders and gun traffickers.  Speakers will showcase resources, training and case work that led to major takedowns of criminals and criminal organizations. And attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of how these investigations and apprehensions took place.AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
10:00 – 10:30: Welcome/Open Remarks by ATF Public Affairs / Introduction by New York Field Division
10:30 – 11:00: ATF 101 – Our Laws and Mission
11:00 – 12:30: ATF Case Study #1 Brothers in Arms
2:00 – 3:30: ATF Case Study #2 Easy Rider Undercover
3:30 – 5:00: ATF Case Study #3 Breaking the TrinatariosMAY 15 (DAY TWO)
10:00 – 10:30: Working with the ATF Public Affairs Division
10:30 – 11:30: Guest Speaker – Smoke and Mirrors
11:30 – 12:00: ATF Firearms 101 with Firearms Display
1:30 – 2:30: Special Response Team / Certified Explosives Specialist
2:30 – 3:30: National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)
3:30 – 4:30: ATF Canine Presentation and Demo