Writers Guild salutes start Jan. 19

The Writers Guild of America West begins a series of tributes to writers with a salute to the team of Melville Shavelson and Jack Rose at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the WGA Theater.

The event will include testimonials by Billy Wilder, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Del Reisman, Danny Arnold and Hal Kanter.

The 1958 hit “Houseboat,” starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren, will be screened. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations: (310) 205-2548 .

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