Writers Guild Foundation Adds Second Track to Veterans Writing Project

August 20, 2015

Los Angeles, CA – The Writers Guild Foundation (WGF) is thrilled to announce it has received a grant from the Annenberg Foundation to fund a second track of its Veterans Writing Project program starting this fall.

Now in its fifth year, the Veterans Writing Project has served approximately 300 military veterans, some of whom have traveled from outside the Los Angeles area to participate. The program pairs veterans who have a penchant for wordsmithing with a collection of Writers Guild of America, West members, who serve as mentors during an intensive weeklong retreat and a series of regular workshops throughout the year. In that time, vets receive the screenwriting training and meet the contacts needed to enter the entertainment workforce.

“Our Veterans Writing Project has opened doors for men and women who have bravely served our country to break into the industry,” said WGF Executive Director Katie Buckland. “We are thankful to the Annenberg Foundation for the opportunity to continue training more vets who aspire to share their stories with the world.”

Applications for the second track of the Veterans Writing Project are now open to individuals with military veteran status and are accessible via the Writers Guild Foundation website. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, September 11 at 5pm PST.

About the Writers Guild Foundation:

The Writers Guild Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling. Along with operating the Shavelson-Webb Library and Archives, WGF also prides itself in connecting professional screenwriters with the writing community through volunteer opportunities.

For press inquiries, please contact:
Enid Portuguez
Director of Communications
Writers Guild Foundation
eportuguez@wga.org; 323-782-4694