Please join us at the Mountain Writers meeting on Monday May 21st (We moved the meeting from its originally scheduled date because of the conflict with Memorial Day.), at 6:30 p.m. at Don’s place, 28146 North Bay Road, Lake Arrowhead. Phone (909) 744-8561.
This month our speaker is Rick Ray. We are looking forward to an informative and enjoyable evening.
Rick is a retired literary agent with a lifetime of experience both professional and personal. After graduating from UCLA, he was hired by MCA, the largest and most powerful agency in the business headed by the famous Lew Wasserman. Rick was in charge of the Television Literary Division until an anti-trust action put MCA out of business. Turning lemons into lemonade, Rick and a partner formed what became the number one literary agency on the West Coast which lasted twenty-one years. They then merged the company with two others to form Triad Artists. He was Senior Partner and head of the Literary Division until retirement. For his contributions, Rick has been personally thanked twice on the Academy Awards.
On a personal note, Rick married George Burns’ niece and spent many wonderful hours listening to the comedy crowd of the likes of Danny Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Jack Benny, and others. He has a son and daughter, both highly successful screenplay writers. Billy Ray also directs and is currently working on two exciting projects. Perhaps we can ask Rick to talk about. Rick has traveled to 130 countries and counting, most in his own plane which he piloted. He is a wonderful storyteller and will be sure to entertain and as well as inform our writers.