and the United Showrunner Committee
cordially invite you to attend
A Benefit Concert to Provide Assistance
to Industry Employees Affected by the WGA Strike
Performers currently scheduled:
(featuring Jack Black & Kyle Gass)
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
ROYCE HALL at UCLA
Tickets – $75 per person
Tickets can be purchased
Or by contacting
Southwest corner of the James West Alumni Center
All Ticketmaster Outlets
Write Aid is presented by members of the Writers Guild of America West, the Screen Actors Guild and West Beth Entertainment.
The idea originated with the United Showrunners Committee who wanted a way to reach out to the Industry community during the strike. Dawn and Nicole, Executive Producers of “The Riches” approached star Eddie Izzard. “I wanted to help because the WGA struggle is in the same area as the SAG struggle will be in a few months time.” Izzard said. “We will also be negotiating over Internet residuals, so doing the benefit seemed like a good way of helping out and showing solidarity.”
“A small group of writers and performers came together recently in the hopes of reconfirming our solidarity, as well as raising spirits and money as the Holidays fast approach,” explains Marti Noxon, Executive Producer and Showrunner of the series Private Practice.
For 30 years WestBeth Entertainment, led by President Arnold Engelman, has produced critically acclaimed work in live entertainment. Productions have included the sold-out national tours of Eddie Izzard’s Dress to Kill, Circle and Sexie; Billy Connolly’s Too Old to Die Young (North American Tour); Lewis Black’s Nothing’s Sacred (Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall) and Red, White and Screwed (NY City Center); The Family Guy Live (NY, Los Angeles, Chicago) and Wigfield featuring Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello (Off-Broadway, National Tour); WestBeth recently produced Margaret Cho’s The Sensuous Woman in New York and Eric Idle’s play What About Dick? in Los Angeles.