Laughing Matters: Writing Socially Conscious Comedies with United States of A...

About This Event

For this session, we hear from the writers and producers of United States of Al, the new CBS comedy about a friendship between a military veteran adjusting to life after serving in Afghanistan and his Afghan interpreter who has newly arrived in the United States. Learn their process for crafting the multi-cam comedy, from how their personal experiences inform the show's stories to how they use comedy to explore subjects such as immigration, cultural differences, and trauma.

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • May 26, 2021 04:30 pm to
  • May 26, 2021 05:30 pm PT
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.