WGFestival 2018

WGFestival 2018

About This Event

The Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with the Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowships Programs, presents the writing conference you won't want to miss!

WGFestival 2018 is a weekend of keynote panels, interactive workshops, and special events focused uniquely on the craft and business of writing for film and TV.  Featuring the industry's best and brightest writers, producers, and executives, our goal is to provide an educational, insightful, and inspiring experience for writers at all levels.

This year, we've expanded the workshops and added an additional special event on Friday evening for pass holders.  

Scroll down for lineup and schedule announcements! 

Check out photos from WGFestival 2017 here and here

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
  • 1313 Vine St.
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 90028, USA
  • Time:
  • Mar 23, 2018 07:00 pm to
  • Mar 25, 2018 05:00 pm

Impact Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

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Our Partners

The Writers Guild Foundation

Event to Support The Writers Guild Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.


(Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hot Fuzz)

..and more to be announced!

Writers, producers, and executives giving workshops include...

Laurence Andries (Superstition, Six Feet Under)
Chris Bender (Partner, Good Fear Film + Management)
Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club, The 33)
Matt Dy (Director of Script Competitions, Austin Film Festival)
Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven graphic novel)
Liz Hannah (The Post)
Marlana Hope (Grey's Anatomy, The Kicks, Army Wives)
Karen Kirkland (VP, Talent Development and Outreach, Nickelodeon)
Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur)
Lana Link (VP, Talent Development, Moving Picture Institute)
Christopher Lockhart (Story Editor, WME)
Ben Ripley (Flatliners, Source Code)
Jason Shapiro (Los Feliz Daycare)
Kira Snyder (The Handmaid's Tale, Pacific Rim Uprising, The 100)
Robin Swicord (The Promise, Wakefield, Memoirs of a Geisha)
Daniel Vang (Manager, Good Fear Film + Management)
Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club, Invisible)
Jake Weiner (Partner, Good Fear Film + Management)

...and more to be announced! 

Full schedule coming soon.