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Friday, October 30 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Creative Career: Practical Tips for Starting Out

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A panel of successful WGAW writers will discuss what you need to know in your career, how to avoid common pitfalls, and what the Writers Guild can do for you.

Moderators
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Nancy Pimental

writer/executive producer Shameless; writer South Park, The Sweetest Thing; showrunner The Most Popular Girls In School
Nancy M. Pimental got a degree in chemical engineering.  She then did what all engineers do.  Moved to LA to perform comedy. Her writing career began with a spec of South Park, a screenplay The Sweetest Thing, and a pilot starring Jenny McCarthy. Nancy was nominated for 2 Emmys.  South Park and co-hosting Win Ben Stein's Money. She won neither. Nancy's an executive producer/writer on Shameless and a consulting producer on The... Read More →

Panelists
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Shane Black

writer/director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; writer Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero, The Nice Guys, Edge
SHANE BLACK has been responsible for creating a number of box office blockbusters, including the first two installments of the Lethal Weapon series and 1991’s The Last Boy Scout. In 1990, Shane sold his espionage script The Long Kiss Goodnight for a record sum of money. His directorial debut, the romantic thriller Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, re-teamed him with producer Joel Silver. Shane was the recipient of the 2006 Austin Film... Read More →
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Peter Craig

writer The Town, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts I and II, Blood Father
Peter Craig is a screenwriter whose credits include The Town (2010), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II, to be released in November 2015.   He’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and author of three novels.  He adapted and produced his third book, Blood Father, which recently finished shooting in New Mexico.  Currently, he's working on two... Read More →
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Chris Provenzano

executive producer/writer Justified; writer Mad Men, Get Low, Archer
Chris Provenzano has spent five seasons as a writer on Justified.  He has written for TV shows such as Archer and Mad Men, the latter of which earned him a WGA Award nomination for Best Episodic Drama, The Hobo Code.  His film Get Low, starring Academy Award® winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek, and Golden Globe® winner Bill Murray, was released by Sony Pictures Classics in July of... Read More →
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Issa Rae

creator The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 25 million views and close to 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others. She... Read More →

Sponsors
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WGA West

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union made up of thousands of professional writers who create the television shows, movies, new media/digital content, documentaries, animation, videogames, news and radio programming that keep audiences constantly entertained and informed.  We negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of our members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

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