Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI at the Oscars

Date(s) - 03/03/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Oscar Symposium Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Los Angeles

Annual trip to Los Angeles to see the Foreign Film and Make-Up sessions presented by Oscar nominees.

Special thanks to Arlene Bartle for organizing this special event


Event Schedule

10-12 pm   Foreign Language Nominees

12-3 pm     Lunch on your own – participants often drive over to the Farmer’s Market

3-5 pm      Makeup and Hair Nominees


Tickets are $10, include both sessions, and are non-refundable.


Please pay online or ensure that payment is received by January 10, 2018.


Tickets will be distributed at the February 10, 2018 SCBWI chapter meeting.


Event Details

Be there at least 30 minutes early (Plan for traffic, parking, & walking to the theater). Stand-by tickets for any unfilled seats will be available shortly before the beginning of a sold-out event. Holding a previously purchased ticket does not guarantee a seat after seat availability has been counted for stand-by tickets.


Attire: The majority of women dress up in cocktail dresses and men wear slacks, long sleeved shirt and tie. (No long formal dresses.)


Seating: They are reserving a section of seats for our group. Look for the reserved seats labeled SCBWI San Diego. Our tickets have a blue fleur de lis on the back and will grant access to our reserved section. Doors typically open one hour before the start of each event. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. There is no late seating.



The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is a world-class theater. The theater’s 1,012 seats are on the second floor of the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.


Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Blvd

Beverly Hills, CA 90212



Complimentary parking is available at:

8920 Wilshire Blvd. (enter off of La Peer)

9025 Wilshire Blvd. (enter off Wetherly)

Complimentary parking fills up fast – so plan to arrive early. In addition, parking facilities close 30 minutes after the conclusion of an event.


Theater Policies

Accessibility Services and Assistive Listening Devices: Wheelchair access is provided. Wireless assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired are available upon request.

Food and Beverages: No food or beverages of any kind are allowed in our theaters. Filtered water fountains are located in the lobbies. (They will make you throw out any food or liquid in your bags. (Including gum and mints!) They are searched at the entrance for food/liquid. We suggest bringing an empty water bottle and filling it at the fountains if you absolutely need it.)

Security: Please be advised that members of the public attending events at the Academy’s theaters are subject to security checks: a visual inspection of all purses/bags and metal detector screening.

Photography: No unauthorized photography is allowed. (I’ve brought a camera. Just be cool about it; use a zoom if you have one.) Do NOT use flash.

Oscar Statutes: They do not want photos of the Oscar statues. (I did take some and was able to get permission from them to use them one in a High School Year Book to highlight the trip the students took, but, I did get permission before allowing it to be used by the yearbook staff.) Absolutely no permission will be given to put any photos of the Oscar statues on the web. If you manage to take some of yourself or a friend by the statues, they can only be for personal use.)

Autographs: As a courtesy to speakers, hosts and invited guests, the Academy has a “no autographs” policy at all events.


Directions from the Academy to the Los Angeles Farmers Market

Destination: 6333 W 3rd St for Farmers Market (Drive 1.4 mi, 4 min)

Head east on Wilshire Blvd toward S La Brea Ave (105 ft)

Take the 1st left onto S La Brea Ave (0.5 mi)

Take the 3rd left onto W 3rd St (1.0 mi)



We will create a carpool Google Spreadsheet and give all SCBWI attendees access to this spreadsheet, so individuals can arrange transportation.


CARPOOL DISCLAIMER This carpool spreadsheet is provided solely as a referral service for potential carpool partners. SCBWI will not be responsible for arranging carpools, only with sharing information to interested parties. This service does not assess the suitability of individuals participating in a carpool program. Participants are solely responsible for determining whether and when it is appropriate to meet with or share personal information with potential carpool partner(s). Participation in a carpool program is an individual decision. It is solely your responsibility to notify your insurance provider of your intent to carry passengers and insure that you are adequately covered to protect yourself and your passengers.