Tom Selleck, Michael Chiklis, Jeff Goldblum at Stephen Cannell Tribute
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The last date listed for An Evening with Stephen J. Cannell was Thursday March 30, 2006 / 7:30pm.
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Stephen J. Cannell is the recipient of the WGA’s 2006 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television for his body of work as a writer. He has either written or co-written more than 300 television scripts and created or co-created over two dozen television series, including The Rockford Files, The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero, 21 Jump Street Wiseguy, The Commish and Baretta. He has won an Emmy, two Writers Guild Awards, two Edgar Award nominations and has a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.
As if that’s not enough, he has also written several best selling police novels, and is the creator of the popular fictional detective Shane Scully. A co-worker of his on Rockford, writer and Sopranos creator David Chase, was once quoted as saying that no person he ever met seemed to love writing as much as Stephen J. Cannell.
About the Ticket Supplier: Writers Guild FoundationOriginally 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.