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About WGFestival

WGFestival is a two-day writing conference hosted by The Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with the Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowship Programs.

Through keynote panels, workshops, and special events, our goal is to create an interactive and educational experience for emerging and working writers in film and television.

Now in its fourth year, WGFestival’s unique focus on the craft and business of writing draws the industry’s top talents and a highly engaged, sophisticated audience.

WGFestival 2019 is a public event open to anyone who is interested in writing for the screen. All proceeds benefit the Writers Guild Foundation's Library, Archives, and community outreach programs such as the Veterans Writing ProjectVisiting Writers Program, and Volunteer & Mentorship Program.   

400 Attendees Anticipated

2 Keynote Speakers

20 Breakout Sessions & Featured Panels

Networking Reception, Pitch Competition, and Special Screening/Q&A Events


About The Writers Guild Foundation

Founded in 1966, The Writers Guild Foundation is dedicated to promoting and preserving the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling.

As a 501c3 non-profit, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Events programming, the Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer & Mentorship Programs, and the Shavelson-Webb Library—LA’s premiere library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.