The Writer’s Guild Initiative Programs are dedicated to bringing professional film and television writers together with communities of people who would be helped by having the tools to tell their stories.
Through the Helen Deutsch Writing Workshops, we regularly conduct workshops with the Wounded Warriors Project, working with Veterans and their caregivers.
In addition, we have worked with the communities of the Jersey Shore, whose lives were touched by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Sandy.
We also have 2 programs that connect writers and performers with schoolchildren: The Nora Ephron Book Club and Pencil Pals.
Finally, the WGI (with the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation) annually awards the Michael Collyer Fellowship to a student writer who plans to pursue a career in screenwriting.
We continue to reach out to other groups who seek to tell their stories. You can contact us here if you are interested in working with the WGI.