Important Information Regarding the Heartbleed Bug

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years. To see what sites that could be affected, check out the following:

New Address

From 3/17/2014 the address of the TV Writers Fund for the Future will be:

11340 Olympic Boulevard (Suite 242)
Los Angeles CA 90064

Election of Directors of the 501(c)(3)

In response to a query from a beneficiary at the FFF/QSF II public board meeting –

Election of directors of the 501(c)(3) entity:

The 501(c)(3) does not have members.  The initial directors are listed in the By-laws as Art Eisenson, Ron Friedman, Judith Parker, Dan Wilcox and Steve Chivers.  At the initial organizational meeting of the Board, the initial directors may elect directors, who will hold office for two years (and until a successor has been designated and qualified).  At the end of the term and in the event of the resignation or death of a director, the directors then in office will elect, by a majority vote, successor directors.  (See the Bylaws, § 3.4, § 4.2, § 4.5, § 4.6; California Corporations Code (Nonprofit Corporation Law), § 5310, § 5220.)

Please note that TV Writers Fund for the Future Inc. is a non-profit public benefit corporation. It is a separate legal entity from QSF II and does not form part of the settlement.


Annual Public Meeting of the Board of Governors

The annual public meeting of the Board of Governors of the TV Writers Fund for the Future will take place at the Pacific Design Center on Saturday December 7th at 10:30 AM.

Seating is limited to 150. We will also provide a conference call facility for people to access remotely. Reservations open on Saturday 11/23.

Click here for further details

Agenda is available here.


Comedy@SCA: November 9 and 10

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts has a series of events which may be of interest and value to you.

Beyond BRIDESMAIDS – Women Taking Charge of Comedy

Homer, Shrek and Cleveland Walk Into a Bar: Animated Comedy (with James L. Brooks)

James Burrows in Conversation with Lisa Kudrow

The Legacy of Witt/Thomas/Harris (with Ken Levine and Betty White)

Smart Asses – The Harvard Lampoon in Hollywood (Conan O’Brien, Greg Daniels, Al Jean etc)

Fox Writers Intensive (FWI) – FFF writers can now apply

Beneficiaries of the TV Writers Fund for the Future can now apply for the Fox Writers Intensive.

Please note that this is a program for EXPERIENCED writers.

The deadline has passed, but Fund writers have an extension until 11/1/2013 – which is the date the applications need to reach Fox – so you need to act quickly.

Any interested writer should send your name, email and phone number to

We will then send FIVE nominees to Fox. Fox will then contact you directly with a username/password to apply online via their website. Please read the application guidelines carefully and note that in addition to the online application, each writer must send in the following hard copies:

Submission and Material – Release and Agreement – NOTARIZED
Applicants Voluntary Self-Identification form
First Look Form – signed
Hard copy of their script
USB with digital copy of their script – do not include title or your name on the digital copy.


For Guild Members: International TV


For Guild members who may have missed it, there is an upcoming event which may be of interest to you:

A World of Opportunity: Writing for International Television
Tues., November 5th, 7:30-9 p.m. WGAW 2nd Floor

Didn’t staff this television season?  Have a great pilot available to sell?  Expand your market horizons and try overseas!  International television is increasingly turning to WGA writers for series concepts, writing services and showrunner oversight.  But how do you connect with overseas employers, secure a Guild contract and adapt your creativity and business practices to foreign sensibilities?  WGAW’s Foreign Employers Task Force hosts a moderated panel that offers insight on the international television marketplace and explores the opportunities and pitfalls facing WGA writers.

Confirmed panelists include writer/showrunners René Balcer and Lisa Seidman, and Sony Pictures Television’s Jeff Lerner (SVP, Scripted Development and Productions); others TBA.

WGA members and a guest may attend.