Fight for Writers' Rights… THIS WEEKEND! (And hey– free lunch!)

Hey, everyone–

As you know, reality TV writers rarely receive wages or benefits comparable to their scripted counterparts… even though they’re writing scripts, shaping arcs and stories, defining characters, punching up jokes, etc.

So this Saturday, the Writers Guild is hosting a lunch event to educate and unite writers of all genres and mediums in the fight for fair and equitable treatment.  Here’s all the info… help join the fight– this isn’t just about reality TV; it’s about fairness for writers everywhere…

The Real Deal: Writers Guild-Covered Reality & Game Shows

Why don’t writers on shows like American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and Survivor receive portable health insurance, pension, proper credits and respect like the writers on Intervention, Dog Whisperer, and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? The difference is a Writers Guild of America contract.

Join WGAW President Patric Verrone, writers and producers from some of the top reality and game shows in a lively panel discussion about how writers can win industry-standard benefits. Come learn strategies that could benefit your career as a Hollywood writer. Save the date for this exciting opportunity to network with ‘reality’ and game show professionals!

Panelists include:

•  Jim Milio, WGAW members and co-owner of MPH Entertainment (producer of The Dog Whisperer)
•  Dan Partland, WGAW member and writer (Intervention)
•  Jay Wolpert, WGAW member, screenwriter and game show producer (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Price Is Right)
•  Lou DiMaggio, WGAW member and writer (The Weakest Link, The Singing Bee, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader)

More participants TBA!

Saturday, November 15th
12 PM – 3 PM
Sheraton Universal Hotel

333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA  91608

Lunch and parking will be provided.

This is a non-transferrable invite.  Must RSVP to attend.


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