22 – Karen Pedersen and the WGA Screenplay Library – Tour and Interview
Come along with me on a personal tour of the Writers Guild Foundation’s Shavelson-Webb Library, the only library in the world focused entirely on screenwriting. Our guide will be Head Librarian Karen Pedersen. This library is a Los Angeles institution, stocked with printed matter that is literally “the stuff that Hollywood dreams are made of,” and it hosts many public events with screenwriters.
My sincere thanks to Karen for her generosity in letting us know all about this important library. She’s a consummate professional, and a smart, thoughtful, delightful person to know.
And speaking of smart, thoughtful, delightful people, I’m asking you smart, thoughtful and delightful people to please help me out by sharing my podcast online, and by leaving comments on iTunes and on this website. Also feel free to peruse my videos on YouTube. Thank you very, very much!
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I am always looking for other avenues of enlightenment on the net and your podcast has not disappointed.
Thank you for sharing your efforts with the world. We need to focus on other things than the non ending political drama.
Hope all is well with you and Jack and family.
Thanks so much Eric! Hugs from the Southwest!
Thank you, Andy! I liked it very much – informative, fun to listen.
Lol at this moment
Inscribed on one of the scripts,The writer says, “thank you Darrell Zanuck. It’s been a pleasure working here at 16th century fox.”
That cracked me up too, Gary. So did you, in Episode 7 of my podcast.
Very informative and useful. I especially like Karen’s invocation of the metaphor of architecture, which I often invoke in teaching–“the architecture of a script.” Almost worth the price of the ticket of living in L.A.! I didn’t know WGA published books (“How I Got My Start,” etc.). I’m surprised to hear that you don’t have the clout with the LAPD to keep their sirens out of the background for the duration of the podcast . . . though the siren adds an element of noir.
I thought that Karen said that the “How I Got My Start” type of books were there in the library to read, not that the WGA had published them. Thanks for listening and commenting Fenton!
Another fun and informative episode! I did not know there was a screenwriters library and now I hope to visit it someday. A wonderful homage to the oftentimes unsung hero’s of the movie industry. Thank you Andy!
Thanks for listening, Dan!
Another fascinating episode! I loved this unique look into the library at the Writers’ Guild. Thanks, Andy. And as always the sound of the voices is soothing and interesting at the same time. Can’t wait for the next one!
Thanks JoAnne! You are featured in several early episodes of my show and I’m forever in your debt.
I have enjoyed Andy’s Treasure Trove immensely! The newest episode #22 is so interesting that it makes me want to visit this unusual library in LA! I love Andy’s storytelling style, his creativity and sometimes quirky subject matter! Thanks Andy, for giving us a wealth of interesting and thought-provoking stories and interviews!
Thanks Kerry. You’re keener than most persons! I feel wealthy because you’re in my treasure trove. Thanks, and keep listening!