The Writers Guild Foundation was established in 1966 as a non-profit charitable corporation by a group of television and motion picture writers, members of the Writers Guild of America, West. The founding president was James. R. Webb, and early programs included the Watts Writing Workshops, tribute events and a small library of awarded-nominated screenplays and television scripts.
In 2012, the Foundation’s mission is to serve the community of writers and for writers to serve the community. Through our events, outreach programs, library and archive we strive to educate and inspire as well as to promote and preserve excellence in writing and the work of writers.