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Special Presentation with Sopranos Writer Matthew Weiner

Hey, screenwriters-- this is too cool an event to pass up! If you're a fan of The Sopranos or AMC's Mad Men, check out this special Writers Guild Foundation discussion with showrunner Matthew Weiner...

The Writers Guild Foundation presents

(Sopranos, Mad Men)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 7:30PM
Writers Guild of America, 7000 W Third St, Los Angeles 90048


MATTHEW WEINER (Sopranos, Mad Men) discusses his career in television with writer-showrunner and WGF President, Chris Brancato (X-Files, Boomtown). Audience Q&A included. Proceeds go to the Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library and other Foundation programs.

A dessert reception will follow the formal part of the evening. Free parking under the WGA building.

$20 - General Admission (available at
$10 - Student (please call 323-782-4692)
$15 - Faculty (please call 323-782-4692)
WGA Free (please call 323-782-4692)

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