(Almost) Everything You Need To Know To Survive as a Hollywood Writer

Event Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014|| Speakers: Richard Whitley || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

You have your spec script and you’re ready to make it in Hollywood. How do you act in a meeting? Do you know the films or people the producer references? How do you survive in a television writer’s room? How do you play the game without going crazy? Richard Whitley shares his insider’s knowledge and passion for the industry and its history that’s helped him succeed in writing for films & television for thirty years.


**Due to the forthcoming Holiday, the REGISTRATION for this event is now CLOSED. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.


Check-in begins at 12:30 pm.
Event starts at 1:00 pm.

No Refunds. No Credits.

richard_whitleyRICHARD WHITLEY began his career by co-writing the cult classic ROCK ‘n ROLL HIGH SCHOOL for drive-in movie legend Roger Corman. This lead to writing screenplays for Tri-Star, Universal, Warner Bros., United Artists, MGM and 20th Century Fox, as well as scripts for producer Joel Silver and directors Amy Heckerling and Joel Schumacher.

In television, Richard has written on the dramas, SPACE: ABOVE & BEYOND, MILLENNIUM, ROSWELL, THE OTHERS, CANTERBURY’s LAW, and ABC’s Emmy nominated HOMEFRONT, as well writing pilots for CBS, Showtime and NBC/DREAMWORKS. He’s also written on ROSEANNE, ARLI$$, THE DAILY SHOW and was a writer/producer on Michael Moore’s Emmy nominated TV NATION. He’s written articles for the WGA’s Written By, contributed to NATIONAL LAMPOON magazine and has written episodes of Disney’s highly acclaimed animated series’ RECESS and LLOYD IN SPACE and the Hub Channel’s POUND PUPPIES.

Richard is an accomplished teacher of both film and TV. He also spent one Christmas with the Ramones and is more than happy to talk about it.


Join us on the Third Saturday every month at:


CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Free Parking — Enter the CBS lot at the main gate & inform security you are there for the Scriptwriters Network event.

You’ll be asked for your government issued photo ID, and then given directions to the meeting location. You may park in any available space on the lot (unless they direct you to a parking structure during special events).


As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm


Please remember to bring a picture ID and your SWN Membership Card!

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