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Make it impossible to put down your script!

Make it impossible to put down your script!

Check out our latest event, How To Get Your Script Read Past Page 10. In this, Marla White will lead a discussion with a panel of readers, including a manager, an executive and, the Senior Story Manager for the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab! For further information and to buy tickets, click here.

Annual Public Meeting of the Board of Directors

Annual Public Meeting of the Board of Directors

The Annual Public Meeting of the Board of Directors of The TV Writers Fund for The Future Inc.,  takes place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM at the Veterans Memorial Building, Garden Room, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. Admission is by ticket only which may be obtained HERE. Please note that non-Directors will only be admitted after the conclusion of the Board’s private business. In order to gain admittance, you will be required to bring your printed ticket and a…

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Update & Change of Start Time for 2016 Annual Public Board of Governors Meeting

Update & Change of Start Time for 2016 Annual Public Board of Governors Meeting

The 2016 Annual Public Meeting of the Board of Governors of the TV Writers Fund for the Future will take place on Saturday, December 17th, at 3:30 p.m. at the TV Writers Fund offices, 11340 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 242, Los Angeles, CA 90064. There will be a Holiday Pot Luck following the meeting, so plan on staying afterwards to raise a glass with your Board members and fellow beneficiaries. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.!

2016-2017 TV WRITER ACCESS PROJECT OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

2016-2017 TV WRITER ACCESS PROJECT OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission are now being accepted for the WGA’s 2016-2017 TV Writer Access Project. The Project’s mission is to identify excellent diverse writers in order to provide a hiring resource for television writer-producers. WGA members who meet the criteria for participation are invited to submit one piece of literary material: one spec script for a television series in first run on either network or cable as of August 8, 2016 OR one original spec pilot teleplay, in either the half-hour or…

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Ron Friedman Featured in The Hollywood Reporter

Ron Friedman Featured in The Hollywood Reporter

In case you missed it, our President of the Board of Governors, Ron Friedman, had two features in The Hollywood Reporter this month.  Each takes a look back at Ron’s illustrious career, his passion for comic books, and how he got his start.  Follow the links below to read the articles. ‘G.I. Joe’: The Story of the Cartoon That Sold Wartime Heroics to a Generation of Kids The Sign Said “No Jews or Dogs”: How ‘G.I. Joe’ Creator Responded to…

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Writer Residency Program at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Writer Residency Program at the Annenberg Community Beach House

The City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Division is seeking proposals from writers living in Los Angeles County for their Writer Residency Program at the Annenberg Community Beach House.  The program offers writers a private, beachfront office for nine weeks to complete a work-in-progress and the opportunity to engage the public in aspects of their work through readings, events, and the Residency blog. Eligibility:  The residency is open to all writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays.  Projects in biography/memoir,…

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Mark Your Calendars for the 2016 Annual Public Meeting

Mark Your Calendars for the 2016 Annual Public Meeting

The 2016 Annual Public Meeting of the Board of Governors of the TV Writers Fund for the Future will take place on Saturday, December 17th, at 2:00 p.m. at the TV Writers FFF offices, 11340 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 242, Los Angeles, CA 90064. There will be a reception following the meeting, so plan on staying afterwards to talk with your Board members and fellow beneficiaries. Keep a look out for notices with instructions on how to register to attend and…

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How to be Good in a Room with Paul Foley

How to be Good in a Room with Paul Foley

The bottom line about meetings — they’re networking opportunities that could lead to work.  When it comes to networking and job opportunities, the person on the other side of the table needs to like you.  You want them to be on your side.  No one will side with someone full of resentment, anger, egotism, or judgement.  While you may have experienced past injustices or frustrations in your career, it’s critical that you don’t take it out on the person in…

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Give ScriptChat a Try This Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Give ScriptChat a Try This Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

ScriptChat was created for the purpose of bringing new and seasoned screenwriters together to network, improve their writing, learn about the industry, and support one another both during and after a one-hour Twitter chat. Every week there’s a new topic, often with an honored guest from the screenwriting/filmmaking world. This week, the special guest is Kam Miller (@kammotion).  Miller is a writer/producer who has created pilots for Fox, CBS, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Television, and Universal Cable Productions. She wrote…

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Things That Get in the Way of Writing with David Silverman, LMFT

Things That Get in the Way of Writing with David Silverman, LMFT

As we age, major life events and mounting priorities seem to impede on our time, ability, and motivation to write.  For some, it becomes increasingly difficult to combat the self-doubt and self-criticism and to handle outside rejection.  David Silverman, LMFT began to unpack these challenges when he met our writers this weekend.  David is a decorated writer in his own right, having written for over thirty shows and created over five of his own.  Today, in his work as a…

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