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March 29, 2008
David Chase: An article in Friday's Calendar section about "Sopranos" creator David Chase speaking at a Writers Guild Foundation event on April 22 gave an incorrect website address for additional information. The address is www.wgfoundation.org.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2010 | By Elaine Kagan
Bruce Knight, a ground surveillance operator with the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers for more than four years, fingers the chain out from under his T-shirt and eight dog tags clatter against his chest. "Maybe I'll write about them," he says, clutching the tags in his hand. Knight wants to write about what went down in Somalia. He wants to write about being shot in the back by a sniper in Panama. He wants to write about what he doesn't discuss with his wife and sons. Tall and broad-shouldered with a perfectly clipped black-and-white haircut, Knight, 42, is an intense, formidable man. "I'll write the truth," he says, cool eyes narrowing, "the way it really was."
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
Audrey Wilder, the widow of famed writer-director Billy Wilder, has donated her late husband's personal script collection to the Writers Guild Foundation and also has contributed $500,000 toward the construction of a new library to house it at the Writers Guild headquarters in L.A. The collection of 31 scripts includes those for such classic films as "Some Like It Hot," "Stalag 17," "The Apartment" and "Sunset Boulevard." They are available for on-site viewing now.
NEWS
September 14, 2009
Eckstein obituary: The obituary of television writer and producer George Eckstein in Sunday's California section said that instead of flowers, his family asks that donations be sent to the Writers Guild. Donations should be sent to the Writers Guild Foundation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Writers Aiding Writers: The Writers Guild Foundation has set up a fund to assist film writers in the Soviet Union after a leading Soviet film writer sent a message describing how writers there helped foil the recent coup attempt and how now, "every moment of our existence becomes a headache. . . . We can do nothing to help the old writers from our guild.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1991
A visiting Soviet filmmaker was in fair condition Wednesday after emergency heart surgery, a hospital spokesman said. Iraqli Kvirikadze underwent quadruple-bypass surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after feeling weakness and arm pain while attending the American-Soviet Screenwriters Festival. Kvirikadze, 51, underwent surgery on Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2008 | From Times staff reports
David Chase, creator of "The Sopranos," will be given a lifetime achievement award by the Writers Guild of America, West. Chase, who previously worked on such series as "The Rockford Files," "I'll Fly Away" and "Northern Exposure," will be presented with the guild's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television at a luncheon to be held April 23 in Los Angeles. The night before, Chase will talk about his career at a public event sponsored by the Writers Guild Foundation, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1998
The Writers Guild Foundation will present writer-director John Sayles with its career achievement award for 1997 on Feb. 13 at the Writers Guild Theater. Hosted by Leonard Maltin of "Entertainment Tonight," the tribute will be followed by a screening of "Men With Guns," Sayles' forthcoming feature. In honor of Sayles' achievements, four of his early films will be shown. "Baby It's You" (1983) and "The Brother From Another Planet" (1984) will screen at 6:30 p.m. on Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Devery Freeman, a writer who helped establish the Screen Writers Guild, reorganized it into the Writers Guild of America in 1954 and negotiated with studios for the guild's right to determine film writing credits, has died. He was 92. Freeman died Friday in Los Angeles. He had been in poor health since undergoing heart surgery in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2008 | From Times staff reports
David Chase, creator of "The Sopranos," will be given a lifetime achievement award by the Writers Guild of America, West. Chase, who previously worked on such series as "The Rockford Files," "I'll Fly Away" and "Northern Exposure," will be presented with the guild's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television at a luncheon to be held April 23 in Los Angeles. The night before, Chase will talk about his career at a public event sponsored by the Writers Guild Foundation, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2006 | Susan King
This weekend the Writers Guild Foundation will honor writer-director Lawrence Kasdan with a two-day retrospective of seven of his films at its Beverly Hills theater. In addition, Kasdan will appear Saturday after a 7 p.m. screening of 1991's "Grand Canyon" for a Q&A session moderated by journalist F.X. Feeney. "I love movies," Kasdan said. "That's why I got into this and why I have devoted my life to it. To be in a position to make movies is a great privilege."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Devery Freeman, a writer who helped establish the Screen Writers Guild, reorganized it into the Writers Guild of America in 1954 and negotiated with studios for the guild's right to determine film writing credits, has died. He was 92. Freeman died Friday in Los Angeles. He had been in poor health since undergoing heart surgery in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
Audrey Wilder, the widow of famed writer-director Billy Wilder, has donated her late husband's personal script collection to the Writers Guild Foundation and also has contributed $500,000 toward the construction of a new library to house it at the Writers Guild headquarters in L.A. The collection of 31 scripts includes those for such classic films as "Some Like It Hot," "Stalag 17," "The Apartment" and "Sunset Boulevard." They are available for on-site viewing now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
George Kirgo, scriptwriter and novelist who was president of the Writers Guild of America, west, during its tumultuous five-month strike against the studios in 1988, has died. He was 78. Kirgo died of kidney failure Sunday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. The 1988 strike by 9,000 writers was one of the longest in Hollywood history and among the first nationally to pit creative artists against the new conglomerate owners of studios.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2004 | Michael Cieply and James Bates, Times Staff Writers
The union representing Hollywood film and TV writers is bracing for the results today of an investigation into whether its president had done enough writing to be eligible to hold office when she was reelected in September. The probe into the status of Victoria Riskin, head of the Writers Guild of America, West, threatens the stability of the union as it prepares for contract negotiations with studios in the next few weeks. The investigator brought in by the WGA, William B.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2006 | Susan King
This weekend the Writers Guild Foundation will honor writer-director Lawrence Kasdan with a two-day retrospective of seven of his films at its Beverly Hills theater. In addition, Kasdan will appear Saturday after a 7 p.m. screening of 1991's "Grand Canyon" for a Q&A session moderated by journalist F.X. Feeney. "I love movies," Kasdan said. "That's why I got into this and why I have devoted my life to it. To be in a position to make movies is a great privilege."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2002 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came equipped with trilling cell phones, nonfat lattes and bulky bagels. Their freebie tote bags bulged with notebooks, half-written screenplays and brochures promoting life-changing workshops. Too bad the Writers Guild Foundation wasn't giving out complimentary injections of self-confidence.
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