I received this email recently and thought I would pass it on. This is another good reason to live in Los Angeles if you’re serious about screenwriting, as these sorts of events are quite common.

Another AWG free meeting is coming up this Saturday, September 8th, and it’s going to be even more exhilarating than ever. Besides the usual atmosphere of being surrounded by other creative and inspiring minds, we also have some industry veteran guest speakers lined up you won’t want to miss.

Details bellow and flier attached. Let’s make this your breakout year in the entertainment industry!

FREE EVENT FOR WRITERS. Saturday, September 8, 2012, 10 a.m.


Shawn Tolleson of Strategy Coaching™. Shawn has helped thousands of writers create career breakthrough deals with AMC, ABC, TNT, Discovery Channel, FOX, and more. Shawn will share her wisdom on how to:

  • Sign with effective and passionate representation.
  • Sell your pitch.
  • Secure episodic TV staff writing jobs.
  • Attach A-list talent to projects.
  • Attach powerful producers and directors to feature film projects.
  • And secure a publishing deal.


Jim Leonard, who has served as a writer/producer for the series DexterThe Closer and, for Jerry Bruckheimer Productions, Close to Home and Skin, will discuss the ins and outs of television.

Your host for this event: writer, director, producer and author Marc Cushman (Desperately Seeking Paul McCartneyStar Trek: the Next GenerationDiagnosis: MurderBeyond Belief: Fact of Fiction and Bachelor Pad).

The Alameda Writers Group is a non-profit organization devoted to “Writers Helping Writers.” This meeting is open to the general public and is free.

Join us:

Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Central Glendale Library, 222 E. Harvard St, Glendale, California, upstairs auditorium.