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“Writers on Writing” Collection
WGF—IA—003  
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Description
The “Writers on Writing” Collection consists of audiovisual recordings of the “Writers on Writing” symposiums, an interview series the Writers Guild Foundation has hosted since 2001. The series features prominent screenwriters speaking about their careers, writing processes, and topics related to craft and collaboration. Guests have included Judd Apatow, Paul Thomas Anderson, Diablo Cody, Nora Ephron, Lawrence Kasdan, Charlie Kaufman, David Mamet, Nancy Meyers, Christopher Nolan, Alexander Payne, Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, and others. Select interviews are available to view on the Writers Guild Foundation’s YouTube channel.
Background
The nonprofit Writers Guild Foundation was founded in 1966 by a group of prestigious film and television writers with a mission to promote excellence and visibility in the craft of screenwriting and honor and preserve the work of the past. In reaching these goals, the WGF operates the Shavelson-Webb Library and Archive and hosts speaker events, conferences, and mentorship programs to support the next generation of emerging writers.
Extent
80 interviews (31 DVDs; 42 CDs; 6 cassettes; 1 digital recording, totaling approximately 110 hours); 7 PDF files
Restrictions
The rights belong to the Writers Guild Foundation. Please contact the Archive for requests to reproduce or publish materials.
Availability
Access to this collection is unrestricted.