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2011 Writers Guild Awards Schedule

July 26, 2010

New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced that the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles to honor outstanding writing in film, television, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories.

2010-2011 MEDIA TIMELINE 

 

TV eligibility period:

Long Form, Episodic, Animation, and Children’s script categories:

First broadcast between Dec 1, 2009 and Nov 30, 2010

All other script categories:

First broadcast between Oct 1, 2009 and Sep 30, 2010

 

Screen eligibility period:

Theatrically exhibited in Los Angeles for at least one week during 2010


2010

OCTOBER

Fri. Oct 15                  Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio Award scripts

Fri. Oct 15                  Deadline for online submissions: Drama/Comedy/New TV Series

Tues. Oct 26              Preliminary Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins

NOVEMBER

Fri. Nov 19                  Deadline for submissions: Theatrical Screenplays

 

Tues. Nov 23              Deadline for Documentary Screenplay and Videogame Writing

                                    submissions

Tues. Nov 30              Deadline for Preliminary Drama/Comedy/New TV Series
                online voting

 

DECEMBER

Fri. Dec 3                   Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins

Wed. Dec 8               Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation nominees
           announced

Fri. Dec 31                 Theatrical eligibility period ends (Original/Adapted/Documentary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

JANUARY

Mon. Jan 3                  Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting

Tues. Jan 4               Screen nominees announced (Original/Adapted/Documentary)

Wed. Jan 5                 Final Screenplay and Final Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins

Thurs. Jan 6              Videogame Writing Award nominees announced

Wed. Jan 12 – 14 & 19 – 23       The Contenders – WGA-nominated films screening series.

                                                 Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Wed. Jan 26                Deadline for Final Screenplay and Final Drama/Comedy/New TV Series   online voting

Thurs. Jan 27              Deadline for dinner/tickets reservation for 2011 WGA L.A. ceremony

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

Thur. Feb 3                 Beyond Words – WGA-nominated screenwriters’ panel/reception

                                    Writers Guild Theater – Beverly Hills – 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Feb 5                   2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (63nd Annual)

            Los Angeles: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel

                                    New York: TBD

Sun Feb. 27                83rd Academy Awards


For more information about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards’ submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, please visit www.wgaeast.org or www.wga.org.

 

For press inquiries about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Sherry Goldman in the WGAE Press Office at (718) 224-4133 or email: sherry@remove-this.goldmanpr.net; or visit online at: www.wgaeast.org.

 

For press inquiries about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4574, email: gmitchell@remove-this.wga.org, or visit online at: www.wga.org.

 

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.