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...But What I Really Want to Do is Direct: Becoming a Writer-Director

What does it take to write and direct?

On this special evening, our panel of writer-directors share their experiences and approach to writing and directing their own films and TV episodes, how the two roles inform each other, and what they’ve learned from the process. 


  • Jon Lucas & Scott Moore – Bad Moms21 & OverThe Hangover

  • Jay Kogen – School of RockWendell and Vinnie

  • Tina Mabry – Queen of the SouthQueen SugarDear White People

Moderated by WGF Vice President of Programming Laurence Andries (SuperstitionBeing Mary JaneSix Feet Under)

Doors open at 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm. 

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