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Thursday, October 24 • 11:00pm - Friday, October 25 • 1:00am
WGA West Late Night Welcome Party

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The WGA West Late Night Welcome Party celebrates the first full day of panels and is a great end to the day's packed schedule. Hosts include Gary Whitta, Erika Green Swafford, Stephany Folsom, Alec Berg, and April Shih. This party sets the tone for the rest of the week as panelists, filmmakers, screenwriters and attendees discuss what the rest of the conference and festival have in store. Grab a drink and enjoy the first late night party-but pace yourself, you've got a lot more ahead!

All WGA members gain access to the party 30-minutes early. Bring your membership card, come early, and stay late!

Must have an AFF Conference, Producers or Press Badge or be on the WGA West Guest List for entry. All parties are 21 and up.

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Phil Hay

writer/producer The Invitation, Destroyer; writer Crazy/Beautiful, Ride Along, Ride Along 2, Clash of the Titans
Phil Hay is a screenwriter and producer. Hay, partner Matt Manfredi, and director Karyn Kusama (who is also Hay’s wife) made the upcoming Los Angeles crime drama Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman, and the thriller The Invitation, which debuted at SXSW in 2015 and went on to play... Read More →
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Gary Whitta

writer, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book of Eli, After Earth
GARY WHITTA is a screenwriter and author best known as co-writer of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. He also wrote the post-apocalyptic thriller THE BOOK OF ELI starring Denzel Washington, co-wrote the Will Smith sci-fi adventure AFTER EARTH, and served as writer and story consultant... Read More →
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Stephany Folsom

writer Star Wars Resistance, Toy Story 4; writer/consulting producer Lord of the Rings (2019); writer/executive producer Paper Girls
Stephany Folsom traveled the world producing short-form docs before her script 1969 A SPACE ODYSSEY: OR HOW KUBRICK LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LAND ON THE MOON made the 2013 Black List and Hit List. Since then, she's worked on Marvel's THOR: RAGNAROK, wrote on Lucasfilm's STAR WARS... Read More →
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Erika Green Swafford

consulting producer New Amsterdam; writer/producer How to get Away With Murder, The Mentalist
Erika Green Swafford is a writer, performer, and producer currently in development with Universal Television. Erika’s writing credits include NBC’s drama “New Amsterdam,” "Reverie," “How to Get Away With Murder,” and "The Mentalist." Erika began her career not in entertainment... Read More →
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April Shih

writer Evel, You're The Worst, Undone, Mrs. America
April Shih is a Los Angeles-based television writer and filmmaker. Growing up in a sleepy beach suburb, Aprilentertained herself by catfishing people in AOL chatrooms. This penchant for making shit up eventually turnedinto a passion for storytelling, and after high school April attended... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 11:00pm - Friday October 25, 2019 1:00am CDT
SPiN Austin 213 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701