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We will have a standby line at the event!
Check the website later in the day (around 6pm) – we may release 1 or 2 more tickets.
In the old days, we called TV “the boob tube” – you’d plop down in front of it and watch whatever happened to be on. This, presumably, made you something of a boob.
Today (with all respect and apologies to the late Senator Ted Stevens) it’s more like a series of tubes: What used to be a handful of channels and a shared American experience has grown and splintered and segmented into a forest of niches. Cable. Netflix. Hulu. The internet. The landscape ain’t what it used to be.
But throughout it all, the need for good storytelling hasn’t changed. Whether it’s a network stalwart, a cable sleeper hit or an indie webseries with a thousand true fans, you still need the essentials: Great characters. Smart drama. Hearty laughs. Gripping suspense. A winning concept.
On July 12, we’ll gather for our summer Television Craft Symposium at the Writers Guild Theater with a collection of time-tested dramatists, gut-busting comics, innovative creators and insightful executives. We’ll talk about crafting stories worth telling, pilots worth selling and specs that, um, are compelling. As in, a compelling read for the showrunner who’s staffing the room. That kind of compelling. OK, fine, so we’re not the Rhymers Guild Foundation.
Below is a list of scheduled guests. And check out the day’s schedule here.
Brad Bell (HUSBANDS)
Brannon Braga (SALEM, 24, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION)
Jane Espenson (HUSBANDS, ONCE UPON A TIME, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)
Jeffrey Glaser (Executive Vice President of Current Programming at 20th Century Fox Television)
Oliver Goldstick (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, RAVENSWOOD, UGLY BETTY)
Jennifer Gwartz (Chief Operating Officer Lin Pictures, Executive Producer VERONICA MARS, Co-Executive Producer PARTY DOWN)
Dan Harmon (COMMUNITY, RICK AND MORTY, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM)
Steven Hein (VP PRODUCTION FOX DIGITAL STUDIOS)
Cody Heller (DEADBEAT, WILFRED)
David Javerbaum (THE MAYA RUDOLPH SHOW, BROWSERS, THE DAILY SHOW)
Jay Kogen (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS)
Brett Konner (DEADBEAT, WILFRED)
Franklin Leonard (Founder of The Black List)
Terri Edda Miller (CASTLE)
Lanny Noveck (Television Literary Agent ICM)
Dan O’Shannon (MODERN FAMILY, JERICHO, FRASIER)
Jan Oxenberg (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, PARENTHOOD, COLD CASE)
Erica Oyama (BURNING LOVE, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, NTSF:SD:SUV)
Dawn Prestwich (THE KILLING, FLASH FORWARD, CARNIVALE)
David Shore (BATTLE CREEK, HOUSE, LAW & ORDER)
Veena Sud (THE KILLING, COLD CASE)
Nicole Yorkin (THE KILLING, FLASH FORWARD, CARNIVALE)
This event is sponsored in part by our good pals at Final Draft and The Naked Grape. Thanks, guys!