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Current Projects

Helen Deutsch Writing Workshops

In April 2008, the Writer’s Guild of America, East Foundation began a series of Writing Workshops for veterans and active duty military.

Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting

The Writers Guild of America, East Foundation’s Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting was created in 2008 with a grant from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation.

On-Line Mentoring Program

The On-Line Mentoring Program provides students who have studied in the fields of screenwriting, television writing or playwriting an opportunity to work directly with professionals in the field.

The Actors and Writers Book Club

The Actors and Writers Book Club sends a well-known actor and writer to high schools throughout the country to promote a love of reading and discussing fiction.

Pencil PALS

Pencil PALS matches WGAE and SAG members with fifth grade pen pals at under-served schools in an effort to inspire a love of reading and writing in elementary and secondary school students.

Past Projects

The WGAEF Mentor Group/Scenarios USA

The WGAE Foundation has created the Mentor Group in partnership with Scenarios USA, a non-profit organization that uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression. The mission of the Mentor Group is to identify talented young writers from under-served communities in order to give them an opportunity and encouragement to become professional screenwriters.

The Baltimore Sun Fellowships

WGAE Foundation, along with the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, offered multiple fellowships to benefit Baltimore Sun employees who lost their jobs during cutbacks at the newspaper in 2009. The fellowship recipients participated in a website project that collectively tells the story of The Days of the Baltimore Sun. The fellows were joined by WGAE Foundation mentors at a two day-long session in Baltimore.