WGFestival: THE BUSINESS is on Saturday, March 19. This day in the festival focuses on your career in the screenwriting trade.
10am to 11:30am – WRITING OUTSIDE THE BOX: NAVIGATING NEW SPACES IN DISTRIBUTION
Amy Aniobi (SILICON VALLEY, LISA AND AMY ARE BLACK)
Neil Landau (moderator) (Head of the UCLA MFA Writing for TV program, author of TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution)
Katie Elmore Mota (Wise Entertainment Co-President and Executive Producer, Executive Producer of EAST LOS HIGH)
Chuck Rose (THE ART OF MORE)
John Strauss (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Season One, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY)
11:45am to 1:15pm – THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT: TRANSITIONING BETWEEN FEATURES AND TV
Kay Cannon (PITCH PERFECT, NEW GIRL)
Susannah Grant (ERIN BROCKOVICH, A GIFTED MAN)
Larry Karaszewski (AMERICAN CRIME STORY, ED WOOD)
Roberto Orci (STAR TREK, SLEEPY HOLLOW)
Dan Petrie Jr. (moderator) (TOY SOLDIERS, BEVERLY HILLS COP)
2:30pm to 4pm – BREAKING THE RULES: COMBINING GENRES AND WRITING
Jonathan Ames (BLUNT TALK, BORED TO DEATH)
Craig DiGregorio (ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, WORKAHOLICS)
Jay Kogen (moderator) (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, THE SIMPSONS)
Prentice Penny (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, HAPPY ENDINGS)
Alan Yang (MASTER OF NONE, PARKS AND RECREATION)
4:15pm to 5:45pm – PITCH CLINIC AND COMPETITION
Because of the overwhelming interest in the pitch competition, the deadline to enter has been extended to Tuesday March 15 at 11:59pm PST.
Matt Dy (moderator) (Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay and Teleplay CompetitionDirector)
Franklin Leonard (founder of The Black List, former development executive at Universal Pictures)
Christopher Lockhart (Story Editor at WME, where he finds projects for celebrated talent such as Denzel Washington)
Edward Ricourt (NOW YOU SEE ME, MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES)
Doors open at 9am. Event starts at 10am.
All events advertised on our “Events” page are open to anyone who wants to buy a ticket – not just WGA members!
Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library and archive and other outreach programs.