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2013 Writers Guild Awards

July 19, 2012

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2013 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.  The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories.


2012-2013 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE

TV Eligibility Period: 

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

First broadcast between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012

All other script categories: 

First broadcast between Oct 1, 2011 and Sep 30, 2012

Screen Eligibility Period: 

Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2012

Documentary Screenplays: 

Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2012

Videogame Eligibility Period: 

Originally released between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012

New Media Eligibility Period: 

First exhibited on a new media platform between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012

2012

OCTOBER

Fri. Oct 12
Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio and Paul Selvin Award scripts 

Fri. Oct 12
Deadline for submissions: Drama, Comedy, and New TV Series

Tues. Oct 23
Preliminary TV Series online voting begins

NOVEMBER

Fri. Nov 16
Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays

Fri. Nov 16
Deadline for submissions: New Media Writing

Tues. Nov 27
Deadline for Preliminary TV Series online voting

Fri. Nov 30
Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing

DECEMBER

Tues. Dec 4
Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins

Thurs. Dec 6
Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation nominees announced


Mon. Dec 31
Theatrical eligibility period ends (Original, Adapted, and Documentary Screenplays)

2013

JANUARY

Wed. Jan 2
Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting 

Thurs. Jan 3
Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay nominees announced 

Fri. Jan 4
Final Screenplay and TV Series online voting begins

Tues. Jan 8–Fri. Jan 18
The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series
Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Wed. Jan 16
New Media and Videogame Writing nominees announced

Fri. Jan 25
Deadline for Final Screenplay and TV Series online voting

FEBRUARY

Thurs. Feb 7
Beyond Words: Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel
Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Mon. Feb 11
Deadline for reservations and ticket sales for 2013 WGA L.A. ceremony

Sun. Feb 17
2013 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (65th Annual)
Los Angeles: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
New York: B.B. King Blues Club

For more information about the 2013 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2013 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4651 or email: gmitchell@wga.org.

For media inquiries about the 2013 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Jay Strell at Sunshine Sachs at (212) 691-2800 or email: strell@sunshinesachs.com.

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. 


For all editorial and press inquiries, please contact:

Jason Gordon
Director of Communications
Writers Guild of America, East
212-767-7809
jgordon@remove-this.wgaeast.org