Saturday, March 28
10am – 5pm PST
Join us for a full day of (virtual) connection, and inspiring talks based on your questions to these award-winning Screenwriters and Producers.
This event is open to anyone, anywhere and it’s donation-based. Pay what you can, to benefit the American Red Cross, the Writers Guild Foundation, and Writers Guild Initiative.

This live event has ended, but you can still register to access and replay the videos until April 3rd!

This live event was on Saturday, March 28. It was a full day of live-streamed video chats with A-list entertainment industry professionals. These are among the panelists scheduled to attend the in-person ScreenCraft Writers Summit, now speaking to you in the comfort of your home. Bring your questions, because you can ask and upvote questions via live chat! This event is pay-what-you-can, starting at $1. Suggested donation is $35, but feel free to adjust based on your current circumstances. Proceeds benefit our wonderful partners: American Red Cross, the Writers Guild Foundation and the Writers Guild Initiative.

Virtual Summit Live Speakers Include:

Meg LeFauve

Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (INSIDE OUT, THE GOOD DINOSAUR, CAPTAIN MARVEL)

Wendy Calhoun

Peabody Award Winning TV Writer/Producer (PRODIGAL SON, STATION 19, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED)

Stephany Folsom

Screenwriter & TV Writer (Pixar’s TOY STORY 4, STAR WARS: RESISTANCE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS on Amazon)

Adam Kolbrenner

Literary Manager and Founder, Lit Entertainment Group Producer (PRISONERS, CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, upcoming FREE GUY, TOMORROW WAR, etc)

Max Borenstein

Screenwriter (GODZILLA, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, GODZILLA V. KONG, WORTH, etc) and TV Showrunner (UNTITLED 2021 HBO LAKERS SHOW, MINORITY REPORT)

David Rabinowitz

Oscar-winning Screenwriter (BLACKKKLANSMAN)

Alan Yang

Emmy-Award winner, Co-Creator/Executive Producer MASTER OF NONE, LITTLE AMERICA, FOREVER, Executive Producer PARKS AND RECREATION, Writer/Director TIGERTAIL (scheduled to release on Netflix on April 10)

Tony Gilroy

Academy Award-nominated Screenwriter, Director and Producer (MICHAEL CLAYTON, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE BOURNE LEGACY, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE, upcoming STAR WARS Cassian Andor series, HOUSE OF CARDS, DUPLICITY and more!)

JJ Abrams 

Emmy-winning writer-producer-director of LOST, SUPER 8, STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS, ALIAS and many more.

LEARN. BE INSPIRED. CONNECT.

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Proceeds from this event benefit:

Since 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation has been the premier Hollywood resource for emerging writers and entertainment lovers. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Writers Guild Foundation’s mission is to preserve and promote the history and craft of writing for the screen. WGF proudly serves the writing community, with Mentorship Programs, the Veterans Writing Project, panels and events open to the public and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.

The Writers Guild Initiative (WGI) a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization makes the art of storytelling accessible to people of all ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds – with special attention to the underserved. Since 2009, the Writers Guild Initiative has offered a series of writing workshops for groups with compelling and important stories to tell, including veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their family caregivers, exonerated death row inmates, LGBTQ+ community, and documented and undocumented immigrant youth among others. Our mission is to help vulnerable populations to find their voice and tell their story.

American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.