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WEDNESDAY: The Writers Guild Foundation presents a Writers on Writing sesh with multihyphenate Tom McCarthy. WGA West headquarters. WGFoundation.org

The Consul General of Israel and the Jewish Federation host a screening of the docu “Dolphin Boy.” Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater. Lajfilmfest.org

THURSDAY: A screening of John Cassavetes’ “Shadows” follows a discussion among the helmer nominees for the Spirit Awards’ Cassavetes Award. LACMA’s Bing Theater. FilmIndependent.org

A screening of “The King of Comedy” kicks off the inaugural Wayne Federman Intl. Film Festival at Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater. Through Saturday with guest appearances by Garry Shandling, Kevin Pollak and Margaret Cho. Cinefamily.org

FRIDAY: Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller host the Hilarity for Charity benefit for the Alzheimer’s Assn., featuring perfs by Aziz Ansari, Tenacious D, Mindy Kaling and Bruno Mars, among others. Downtown L.A.’s Vibiana. Alz.org/galas/LA/hilarity.asp

The Assn. of Media and Entertainment Counsel hosts its Counsel of the Year kudos. West Hollywood’s House of Blues. TheAmec.com

SATURDAY: Directors of Golden Globe-nommed foreign-lingo pics take part in a roundtable sesh hosted by American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Egyptian Theater. The nommed pics — “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” “The Skin I Live In,” “A Separation,” “The Kid With a Bike” and “The Flowers of War” — screen Monday-Friday at the Aero Theater. AmericanCinematheque.com.

BAFTA Los Angeles throws its annual Award Season Tea Party. Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Bafta.org/LosAngeles

JAN. 18: The Beverly Hills Bar Assn. hosts its Year in Review dinner seminar. Beverly Hills Hotel. Bhba.org

The National Assn. of Music Merchants fetes Brian Wilson. Anaheim Convention Center. Namm.org