WHAT: The Writers Guild of America, West’s latest Seasoned Readings series kicks off with the world premiere staged reading of Pinnacle, a dark comedy television pilot that’s the latest project from award-winning writer Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie). “This series is a godsend in an age of one ‘ism’ after another today’s writers are faced with,” commented Gelbart on the value of Seasoned Readings and the Guild’s continuing efforts to address ageism in the entertainment industry. Presented by the WGAW Career Longevity Committee and part of the WGAW’s ongoing diversity initiative, the Guild’s Seasoned Readings program continues to promote, celebrate, and provide a forum for the work of older writers. The CLC’s mission aims to assist writers of all ages in planning for long and successful careers by giving them the tools and knowledge to adapt to changes in the entertainment industry marketplace. Upcoming Seasoned Readings are slated throughout summer/fall through 2009.

WHO: Cast members scheduled to appear in this special Pinnacle staged reading include: Cary Elwes, James Frain, Evan Handler, David Paymer, Carl Reiner, and Bradley Whitford.

WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: Writers Guild of America West, 7000 W. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room, Los Angeles, CA 90048