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826LA Panel Tackles TV Drama:

On July 31, from 5 to 8 p.m., television writers will take part in a seminar for aspiring writers, “Writing Television Drama.”

In addition to discussing the writing process, the panelists will cover such practical issues as spec scripts, contacting agents, and the role of show runners.

The panelists include Eli Attie, supervising producer, “West Wing,” Todd A. Kessler, producer, “The Sopranos” and “Robbery-Homicide.” Peter Blake. consulting producer, “The Practice” and “House.” and Lisa Harrison, an agent at Endeavor.

The seminar is $50, payable by check to 826LA/Etina. Please reserve a spot by emailing at All proceeds benefit 826LA.

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

According to a spokesman, “Its services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

“With this in mind, we provide free drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.”826LA is located in SPARC Building, 685 Venice Boulevard in Venice. (310) 305-8418

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