Writers Guild of America
65th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievement in
Writing Original New Media and
Writing Derivative New Media

 

Entry Form for New Media Writing

 

Deadline: your file must be received by Friday, November 16, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Hathorne (212-767-7812) or Dana Weissman (212-767-7835).


All script entries must have been first exhibited on a new media platform between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012.
(See Eligibility, Rules and Procedures for further guidelines on eligibility).

Name of Entrant *
Address * City *
State * Zip *
       
Tel No. (Day) * Tel No. (Other)
Fax No. Email *

Please check one: *

Original New Media

Original Stand Alone New Media Program
Original Episode (s) Written for a New Media Series

Derivative New Media

Derivative Stand Alone New Media Program
Derivative Episode (s) Written for a New Media Series

I wish to submit the following script(s):

Title *
URL or Link *
Date of First Exhibit in New Media Platform *
Media
Platform *
Production
Length *
Production
Company *
Final Writing
Credit *

By checking this box you indicate that this entry represents substantially your own writing.

Upload your file here (supported formats: doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf, jpg, pdf).


#2
Title *
URL or Link *
Date of First Exhibit in New Media Platform *
Media
Platform *
Production
Length *
Production
Company *
Final Writing
Credit *

By checking this box you indicate that this entry represents substantially your own writing.

Upload your file here (supported formats: doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf, jpg, pdf).


#3
Title *
URL or Link *
Date of First Exhibit in New Media Platform *
Media
Platform *
Production
Length *
Production
Company *
Final Writing
Credit *

By checking this box you indicate that this entry represents substantially your own writing.

Upload your file here (supported formats: doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf, jpg, pdf).


#4
Title *
URL or Link *
Date of First Exhibit in New Media Platform *
Media
Platform *
Production
Length *
Production
Company *
Final Writing
Credit *

By checking this box you indicate that this entry represents substantially your own writing.

Upload your file here (supported formats: doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf, jpg, pdf).


#5
Title *
URL or Link *
Date of First Exhibit in New Media Platform *
Media
Platform *
Production
Length *
Production
Company *
Final Writing
Credit *

By checking this box you indicate that this entry represents substantially your own writing.

Upload your file here (supported formats: doc, docx, odt, txt, rtf, jpg, pdf).



Entries are now being accepted for the Writers Guild of America Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Original New Media and Derivative New Media. Entries must be received no later than Friday, November 16, 2012. Award winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Event on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Details about the awards ceremony will be announced at www.wgaeast.org

Category: New Media Writing

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media

  • To be eligible for entry, an original stand-alone new media program or an original episode written for a new media series must have first been exhibited on a new media platform between 12/1/2011 and 11/30/2012. For this purpose, a new media platform is defined as the Internet via a major video sharing site or unique URL, mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs, or any other established new media platform.
  • The submission deadline is 8:30pm (EST) on Friday, November 16, 2012.
  • Only work that was written and produced under a WGA collective bargaining agreement and for which the Guild has determined the writing credits may be submitted.*
  • Submissions will be accepted by mail or online. Submission information and submission forms will be available on the Guilds' websites.
  • Writers may submit either one stand-alone new media program or up to five episodes of a single new media series. The award will be given to the credited writer(s) of the submitted program/episode(s), not to the series.
  • The website listed in the nomination shall be the website wherein the series was first exhibited, as set forth on the submission form. The Guild will exercise judgment as to whether additional URLs may be utilized.

Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media**

  • To be eligible for entry, a derivative stand-alone new media program or a derivative episode written for a new media series must have first been exhibited on a new media platform between 12/1/2011 and 11/30/2012. For this purpose, a new media platform is defined as the Internet via a major video-sharing site or unique URL, mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs, or any other established new media platform.
  • The submission deadline is 8:30pm (EST) on Friday, November 16, 2012.
  • Only work that was written and produced under a WGA collective bargaining agreement and for which the Guild has determined the writing credits may be submitted.*
  • Submissions will be accepted by mail or online. Submission forms and information will be available on the Guilds' websites.
  • Writers may submit either one stand-alone new media program or up to five episodes of a single new media series. The award will be given to the credited writer(s) of the submitted program/episode(s), not to the series.
  • The website listed in the nomination shall be the website wherein the series was first exhibited, as set forth on the submission form. The Guild will exercise judgment as to whether additional URLs may be utilized.

JUDGING

WGA New Media Awards are based strictly on written material. Preliminary judging will be conducted by Guild members. Each script that qualifies for final judging will be read by a panel of Guild members selected for their experience in the new media genre.

*In order for the Guild to determine writing credits (and for your submission to be eligible), the signatory company must submit to the Guild's Credits Dept. a Notice of Tentative Writing Credits.

**For awards purposes, a derivative new media production is a production for new media based on an existing television motion picture that was produced for "traditional" media — e.g., a free television, basic cable, or pay television motion picture, or any new media production based on previously exploited material — e.g., a theatrical motion picture, novel, play, and is otherwise included among the types of motion pictures traditionally covered by the MBA.


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