WGFestival 2016: THE CRAFT

Date: Apr 16, 2016

The Writers Guild Foundation
In Partnership with the Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowships Programs

Presents

WGFestival 2016!

 

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WGFestival: THE CRAFT is on Saturday, April 16. As more opportunities abound across many different platforms, creators, showrunners, and executives will open the magic box and discuss their craft and what’s next.

PROGRAM:

10am to 11:30am – COMEDY AND DRAMA WRITING WITH THE CREATORS OF CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

Featuring:

  • moderated by John August (Scriptnotes co-host, BIG FISH, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
  • Rachel Bloom (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND)
  • Aline Brosh McKenna (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, ANNIE, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA)

11:45am to 1:15pm – ACTION AND THRILLER WRITING WITH THE SERIES CREATOR AND WRITERS ROOM OF THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES

Featuring:

  • moderated by Laurence Andries (THE PACIFIC, SIX FEET UNDER)
  • Dana Baratta (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES, DAWSON’S CREEK)
  • Hilly Hicks (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES, CHICAGO FIRE)
  • Jamie King (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES)
  • Jenna Reback (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES)
  • Scott Reynolds (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES, DEXTER)
  • Edward Ricourt (NOW YOU SEE ME, MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES)
  • Melissa Rosenberg (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES, DEXTER, THE TWILIGHT SAGA)
  • Micah Schraft (MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE)

2:30pm to 4pm – THE CRAFT AND CAREER OF LAWRENCE KASDAN

Featuring:

  • moderated by John August (Scriptnotes co-host, BIG FISH, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY)
  • Lawrence Kasdan (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK)
  • moderated by Craig Mazin (Scriptnotes co-host, THE HUNTSMAN WINTER’S WAR, IDENTITY THIEF)

4:15pm to 5:45pm – CREATING AND WRITING A UNIVERSE WITH GREG BERLANTI AND THE DC UNIVERSE SHOWRUNNERS

Featuring:

  • Ali Adler (SUPERGIRL, GLEE)
  • Greg Berlanti (FLASH, SUPERGIRL, ARROW, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW)
  • Marc Guggenheim (ARROW, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW)
  • Aaron Helbing (FLASH, SPARTACUS)
  • Todd Helbing (FLASH, SPARTACUS)
  • Phil Klemmer (LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, CHUCK)
  • Andrew Kreisberg (FLASH, SUPERGIRL, ARROW, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW)
  • Wendy Mericle (ARROW, ELI STONE)
  • moderated by Pam Veasey (CSI: CYBER, CSI: NEW YORK, THE DISTRICT)

THE GREEN TRUCK, SABORES DE MEXICO, and HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES will be on hand, if you get hungry.

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.

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