February 04, 2009


Thursday, 2/26, 7:30 p.m. WGA Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. RSVP: (323) 782-4602.

On the Thursday after the Oscars, join the WGA Writers Education Committee in a frank discussion about studio feature development today all the way up the "ladder."

Panelists include: the screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh (Armageddon, The Punisher, The Rock); JC Spink from BenderSpink management; development executive Navid McIlhargey (Sr. VP of Production at New Regency; previously of Silver Pictures); producer Derek Dauchy (President of Davis Entertainment); studio executive David Beaubaire (VP of Production at Paramount; previously studio executive of DreamWorks and Warner Brothers - he knows how each works); and a Surprise Guest. And if you just want to just support me, I have the responsibility of moderating the panel.

At the end of the panel, there will be an audience Q&A via note cards, where we will ask this group of execs YOUR burning questions (in case I missed it). What do you most want answered by those who hold our dreams in their hands? I will try to get real answers. Think about it...

Members in good standing, plus a guest. Please tell and forward this to your writing staffs, team you went on strike with, all your writer friends and writing groups. It is also open to NYU Tisch west alumni film as well. This is going to be a very informative night with an opportunity to get to know these big, behind-the-scenes decision-makers who can get our projects made, which means something in this economy.

A special thank you to Patrick Brennan of Team Todd for having me do a panel like this with different execs for NYU Alumni last year, which inspired this event. Please RSVP at (323) 782-4602. I hope to see you all there.


Kind regards,

Michael Tabb
WGA Writer
WGA's WEC Event Chair for this Panel

Head of Submission for www.Strike.TV online - the filmmaker's homepage for original content

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