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Writers Guild Theatre
135 S. Doheny Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks are provided at the pre-screening reception.

Description

Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM Reception
  • 7:00 PM Screening of Grand Canyon
  • 9:30 PM On-stage Interview and Audience Q&A

The reception before the film includes light hors d’oeuvres (cheese, fruit, crackers) and a bar sponsored by Red Bull.  Drinks will include Red Bull..and mixes, including Finlandia vodka, Bacardi rum, Piper Sonoma champagne, cranberry, pineapple,  orange juice and wine.

After the film, there will be a Q&A with writer-director Lawrence Kasdan.

Grand Canyon, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1991, and stars Danny Glover, Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Mary McDonnell, Mary Louis Parker and Alfre Woodard.

Lawrence Kasdan has written or co-written some of the most successful films in motion picture history, including Continental Divide, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Bodyguard. In 1981 he directed his own script of Body Heat, and since that time has always directed his own writing, in an oeuvre that has included The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, and Grand Canyon. A six-time Writers Guild Award and four-time Academy Award nominee, Kasdan has had critical and commercial success across three decades.

About the Ticket Supplier: Writers Guild Foundation

Originally founded in 1966 by James R Webb and a group of other prominent screenwriters, the Writers Guild Foundation has evolved considerably over the last decade. For years its library was its major program, and today its focus is on the two areas of historical preservation and education. Working closely with the Writers Guild of America, west, the Foundation provides a number of services and programs to both working writers and the public.

In recent years the Foundation has developed a broad range of initiatives designed to:

- preserve the history of screenwriting as an artform

-promote writing for film and television as literature in its own right

- collect and preserve the best and most representative film and television writing from each year for present and future generations to study

-provide primary and continuing educational opportunities for professional writers and students

-and raise public consciousness about what writers do and the importance of good writing in the collaborative arts of film and television.