There will be an open meeting of the Alameda Writers Group today, Saturday, July 12th, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library featuring a panel moderated by Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz and joined by –
- Mark Altman, Castle (2009, co-producer), Necessary Roughness (2011, producer), Femme Fatal (2012, as executive producer) Free Enterprise (writer/producer), for which he won the AFI award as Best New Writer.
- Walter Koenig, Star Trek’s “Chekov,” also a screenwriter and author.
- Marc Cushman, author, TV writer, teacher, and Saturn Special Award Winner for his series of books “These Are The Voyages: TOS”.
- John D.F. Black, writer, WGA winner, Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner, Emmy nominee, Hugo nominee; wrote and produced for first Star Trek, plus Next Generation, also wrote screenplay for the first Shaft movie.
Then at 2:00 p.m. Glendale’s Mystery & Imagination Bookshop will celebrate George Clayton Johnson’s 85th birthday.
Johnson wrote the first aired Star Trek episode, had multiple Twilight Zone credits, co-authored the novel Logan’s Run, and the script for the original Ocean’s 11.
(Mystery and Imagination, 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204.)