Staff Writer to Showrunner 2015

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

On April 18th, we’ll gather for our annual television craft symposium at the Writers Guild Theater with a collection of time-tested dramatists, gut-busting comics, innovative creators, and insightful Executives. From network to Netflix, we’ll talk about crafting stories, pilots, and specs that will get you into the writers’ room and will help you on your journey to showrunner. Featuring writers and creators of BLACK-ISH, EMPIRE, DAREDEVIL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, BEING MARY JANE, THE COMEDIANS, HANNIBAL and more!

Tickets: $0.00

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GENRE SMASH! with comedy writer extraordinaire MIKE SCULLY

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
NerdMelt Showroom, Los Angeles

Mike Scully has written for some of the greatest comedies of the past 20 years: PARKS AND RECREATION. THE SIMPSONS. EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. Seriously, check out his IMDB page. Join Mike and WGF communications director Kevin Ott at the world-famous Nerdmelt Showroom as they discuss what it takes to write a good comedy, how it feels to have worked on so many truly iconic shows, and where the midpoint is between Homer Simpson and Ron Swanson.

Tickets: $15.00


Inside the Writers' Room with MAD MEN

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Matthew Weiner will be joined on stage by Janet Leahy, Semi Chellas, Erin Levy, Tom Smuts, Lisa Albert, Robert Towne, Jonathan Igla, Carly Wray, Bob Levinson, and Josh Weltman to discuss how they crafted some of television’s most influential characters, what a typical day in the writers’ room was like, and how they produced such an iconic American period drama.

Tickets: $35.00 - $40.00


Matilda at the Ahmanson Theatre

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

Thanks to the Center Theatre Group, we have tickets to see Matilda The Musical!  Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Meet our group prior to the event at the Pinot Grill in front of the Ahmanson and make some new friends!

Tickets: $100.00