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WALTER DAVIS invites all WGAW members to Santa Barbara for monthly “First Fridays” networking lunches. Email Walter directly to check whether a gathering is scheduled in the upcoming month, time, location (usually Wine Bistro in Montecito), and to be added to the email reminder list.
Co-founders ANTON DIETHER and JON WILLIAMS of the Austin WGAW Members Group invite WGAW guild members in active status, living in or visiting the Austin, TX area, to join their mailing list for notification of regular and special local events. To join the community (aka “rally” on this site), visit WritersGuildinAustin.
The Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library now carries a printed copy of STANLEY DYRECTOR’s Shedding Light on the Hollywood Blacklist: Conversations with Participants with foreword by Ed Asner. Interviews include WGA writers Norma Barzman, Jean Rouverol Butler, Oliver Crawford, Bernard Gordon, Robert Lees, Abraham Lincoln Polonsky, Richard Powell, John Randolph, and Joan Scott; also featuring actors Jeff Corey and Marsha Hunt. The Shavelson-Webb Library is located on 1stfloor at WGAW headquarters, 7000 W. Third St., Los Angeles. (323)-782-4544. Click here for hours and more details.
Tony Award-winning STEPHEN KARAM currently has his play The Humans at the Ahmanson Theatre (Center Theatre Group), running through 7/29. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. Featuring Tony-winning Broadway cast members. WGAW members may access special pricing through this members only page (login required); go to top CTG listing.
In the spirit of fostering creativity, building friendships, and maybe lowering BP by venting industry frustrations, FRED SHAFFERMAN invites all writers to join a weekly indoor full-court WGA basketball game. Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. in Hollywood and Sundays 9:30 a.m. in North Hollywood. Email Fred for details.
Diversity Attribute Directory
Did you know that you can search for a WGAW member according to self-identified diversity attributes? The information is available through our WGAW website by clicking Find a Writer. This online directory of writers of diverse backgrounds can be used as a resource by producers, executives, directors and other industry professionals. WGAW Members: to be included and grant permission for publication, please sign in or create your myWGA account. Select the "Update my diversity attributes" link under “I want to…” on your myWGA homepage. Make sure to select the "Yes" button next to “OK to Publish” for each attribute, then click bottom blue “Update Attributes” to save. For technical support with your myWGA account, call (323) 782-4885, M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
WGF: Share Your Expertise with the Community!
The Writers Guild Foundation offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year for all WGAW members who want to connect with the writing community, particularly with youth and military veterans who aspire to tell their stories. Opportunities range from one-time guest lectures to longer term mentorships--we work with members' levels of time commitment and availability. For more information, visit wgfoundation.org or call the Foundation at (323) 782-4692.