The Art of War: Crafting Stories About Combat and Military Life

Mon, November 13, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we are exploring the craft of writing about war and military life. From the early days of cinema to this season’s current slate of television shows, the lives of soldiers and the complex worlds they inhabit remain a fascinating and endless source of stories for the screen. 

On this special event, our panel of writers, some of whom are military veterans themselves, share their military experience, their process for chronicling tales of combat, how they’ve researched military life, how they’ve shaped characters’ points of view, and how they approach the themes they’ve chosen to tackle. 

Panelists: 

  • Brian Anthony (THE NIGHT SHIFT, ARMY WIVES)
  • Megan Ferrell Burke (MANHATTAN) 
  • Ken Nolan (TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, BLACK HAWK DOWN)
  • Darryl Ponicsan (LAST FLAG FLYING, SCHOOL TIES, TAPS)
  • Chris Roessner (SAND CASTLE) 

Moderated by the Director of Stephens College MFA in Television and Screenwriting Ken LaZebnik (ARMY WIVES, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL).

Stay tuned for more panelist announcements!

Proceeds from this event’s ticket sales benefit the Foundation’s Veterans Writing Project. If you would like to make an additional donation to the program or would like to make a donation in honor of a military veteran, please visit our donation page

Doors open at 7:00pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.

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WGF / WGA Headquarters - Del Reisman Multi-Purpose Room
7000 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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