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Pencil This In: Screenwriting Expo Starts Today, Alicia Silverstone at Book Soup

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 BOOKS
Book Soup presents Alicia Silverstone
at 7 pm who discusses and signs her book The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Losing Weight, Looking Great, Saving Yourself, the Animals and the Planet!

FILM
The ITVS Documentary Series presents the film Copyright Criminals tonight at 7:30 pm at the Aero Theater. Directors Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod examine the issue of music sampling, including the debates over artistic expression, copyright law and ... money. The screening is free, and there will be a panel discussion immediately following the screening. RSVP to CommunityCinema@gmail.com for priority seating.

SCREENWRITING*
The three-day 2009 Screenwriting Expo begins today at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. There are exhibits, workshops, pitching seminars, guest speakers and plenty of time for networking. Guests of honor include Anthony E. Zuiker of CSI, William Goldman, John Cleese, David Shore of House and many more. Online registration is now closed, but onsite registration starts between 4 and 8 pm today.