Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the craft of writing for the screen, the Writers Guild Foundation has been advancing the gospel of good scriptwriting since its inception in 1966. Host to the world-class Shavelson-Webb Library -- the only screenwriting-focused library on the planet -- the WGF maintains over 30,000 movie scripts, teleplays, and screenwriting texts, and adds new items on a weekly basis. But it gets better: The WGF also serves as one of Hollywood's most important archival institutions, maintaining treasures like Robert Bloch's typewriter and the entire collection of Hawaii Five-0 scripts, studio notes, and production materials. Widely regarded as a fundamental resource for emerging screenwriters, the Foundation continues to fuel the hearth of quality wordsmithing by offering writing workshops for traditionally underserved yet narratively rich populations like military veterans and low-income high school students.
Today the WGF presents its SCRIBBLE TO SCREEN exhibit, packed with early production materials and handwritten drafts from epochal works like Kasdan's The Empire Strikes Back, Matthew Weiner's "Unidentified Black Males" episode of The Sopranos, Winnie Holzman's My So-Called Life, and more. In conjunction with this exclusive collection, the WGF also brings to the stage a collection of television and film writers with centuries of collective experience and knowledge.