From the career-suicidally-titled Agents are Evil
For all those who are interested, Deadwood creator David Milch will be giving a one-on-one interview on May 25th at the WGA theater on Doheny in Beverly Hills as a part of their annual Spring Storytellers Series. (Scroll down about halfway.) Cost is $25. I'm going with a couple people from work, so if anyone out there is interested in going and meeting up after for a drink, let me know.
And if you go to the link, there it is:
SPRING STORYTELLERS SERIES: DAVID MILCH
Thursday, 5/25, 7:30 p.m. - Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. Info/RSVP: http://www.wgfoundation.org or (323) 782-4692. Held annually at the Writers Guild Theater, the series features one-on-one interviews with legendary screenwriters. Moderator: Paul Brownfield. Cosponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill in the Grove and Pravda Vodka. Proceeds go to the Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library and other Foundation programs. A light reception will follow in the theater lobby. WGA member cost: $50 for the series; $20 per program.
Now $50 may seem like a lot, but bear in mind that a $50 entry fee means that if you can chat up some people at the reception afterwards, they are likely to be working writers. (Even rich writers don't turn down free food -- it becomes a habit.) If you can shave a day off the time between now and your next paid job, that's worth more than $50, right? Look, if I lived in LA, I'd go.
Yesterday a producer friend of mine says he tells other writers to talk to me about how to schmooze -- apparently I am the schmooze king of Montreal screenwriters. That tells you more about the Montreal scene, though, than about my skills.
Network Drama: procedurals are a must. Without a Trace and CSI are always popular. Character procedurals like Boston Legal are good too. Everyone is doing a House, and/or a Grey's Anatomy.
Network Comedy: Everybody Hates Chris, My name is Earl,
On cable: Huff, Entourage, Nip/Tuck. Don't know about Deadwood or the Wire.
Upcoming: Lots of new shows on NBC next year, (Donnellys, Kidnapped, Studio 60)
David Milch....almost worth the plane ticket to LA from Toronto. I wonder how many air miles I have....
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