Frequently Asked Questions

 Got a question about WGFestival 2019? Click on the sections below or scroll through to get the answers to all things about our writing conference! Still got questions? Email us at

General Questions

Q: When is WGFestival 2019? 

A: WGFestival will take place from March 30-31st, 2019. This year’s festival kicks off at 10AM Saturday and ends with a screening and Q&A from 6:30PM-9PM. Sunday’s events run from 10am to 5pm.

Q: Where is WGFestival 2019?

A: It’s at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. Cross streets are Vine St., between Fountain Ave. and De Longpre Ave. 

Q: Where can I buy passes?

A: Passes will be available to purchase online in the coming weeks. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter by visiting the home page of WGF’s website for updates on when pass registration opens.

Q: I’m a 2019 Golden Ticket Holder. How do I get my pass?

A: Golden Ticket Holders will receive an email in the coming weeks with information on how to redeem their pass and register for workshops.

Q: Who can come to WGFestival 2019? Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A: Almost anyone and everyone who has an interest in writing for the screen! WGFestival is open to the public, not just WGA members. However, due to the advanced nature of the discussions that take place at WGFestival, the Festival is an 18 and older event. Our networking reception is open to all passholders, but you must be 21 or older to receive a drink wristband.

Q: What should I bring? 

A: A positive attitude, an inspired spirit, and something to write with and on. Laptops and tablets are cool, but some workshops may require actual handwriting. We also have limited outlets, so if you choose to bring an electronic device, make sure you charge it before heading out the door in the morning. Our food trucks accept cash and credit cards, but it’s also a good idea to bring water bottles and snacks. 

Q: Will food be available?

A: Food trucks will be available on-site during each day’s lunch break. If you’d like other options, there are fast food and sit-down options along Vine St. and Sunset Blvd. There will also be plenty of food and drinks at the networking reception on Saturday at 5pm.

Q: Can I eat or drink inside WGFestival 2018? 

A: No food or drinks are allowed inside the Linwood Dunn Theater. However, you may bring drinks and snacks into the workshop rooms. 

Q: Can I go in and out of the Pickford Center throughout WGFestival? 

A: Yes, but keep your badge close. You must wear your badge in order to regain entrance to the Pickford Center. 

Parking and Transportation Questions


Q: Where is WGFestival 2019?

WGFestival 2019 is hosted at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study at 1313 Vine Street, located between Fountain Avenue and De Longpre Avenue. 

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the Pickford Center? 

Public parking is available one block away at the ArcLight Hollywood complex for up to $20 a day. There is also metered street parking on neighboring streets, but we suggest you read street signs very carefully.

To avoid all parking drama, we highly suggest using a ride share app such as Uber or Lyft. You can also check out ParkMe for other parking options in the area.