For Members

Member Benefits

Academic Ambassadors

Academic Ambassadors, the first service specifically created to provide discounted hotel and rental-car rates for academic and other non-profit travelers, is now extending its benefits Writers Guild of America, East, members. As a member of WGAE, you are eligible for pre-negotiated discounted rates at hotels around the country.

Academic Ambassadors deeply discounts intimate, stylish, full-service boutique hotels around the country for non-profit professionals, affiliates and volunteers. Created ten years ago by a traveling non-profiteer, AcAmb carefully chooses the "right" hotel in the "right" location, putting you in the heart of a city's entertainment district.

Please visit the Academic Ambassadors website for more details.

Actors Federal Credit Union is a cooperatively run nonprofit financial organization that aids the entertainment community. WGAE members are eligible to join Actors Federal Credit Union for access to financial services including auto loans, mortgages, credit cards, IRAs, checking and savings accounts, holiday club, retirement plans. 

Actors Fund

Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic 
The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic provides free health care to uninsured and underinsured entertainment industry professionals between the ages of 18 and 64.

***Free Flu Shots for All Industry Professionals***

The Actors Fund will be conducting flu vaccination sessions for all performing arts and entertainment professionals again in the fall.

Black List

WGAE members receive a 20% discount to have The Black List’s stable of professional script readers review and offer notes on their work. 

Final Draft

Writers Guild of America, East members receive an $80 discount on the website:

Enter promotional code WGAE2014 at checkout to receive discount.




Bowker's MyIdentifiers is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all self-publishing products and services available at Upon checking out, enter the code "WGA" to receive your discount!

Studio System

The Studio System is the entertainment industry’s most comprehensive and accurate film and television database. The system combines market-leading intelligence with a sophisticated user interface that allows for the easy manipulation of data to fit each subscriber’s needs. The service is backed by Baseline’s customer service team which constantly interacts with subscribers to service research requests and offer usage tutorials. With thousands of updates published daily, the Studio System represents the gold standard of professional-grade film and television information.

Baseline is pleased to offer Writers Guild of America, East members a 50% discount on a subscription to the Studio System. The offer is for new customers only and certain restrictions apply. For more information or to request a trial of the service, please contact a Studio System sales representative at (310) 482-3444 or by emailing

TDF: Discount Theatre Tix

As a WGAE member, you are eligible to join Theatre Development Fund's exclusive online membership program. By joining, you'll gain access to NYC performances for just $9 to $45 a ticket!

New, first-time members can join today and SAVE $10 off the first year's annual fee! This special offer is good through June 30, 2013. Click here to JOIN NOW. To receive your discount, enter the promo code WGA13. Questions?  Contact

Union Plus

Because WGAE is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, our members can take advantage of additional benefits offered by Union Privilege. Union Plus programs are designed for working families to save money and leverage your purchasing power. Click on the links below, or visit

WGAE members are now eligible for a free one-year subscription to Variety, the premier source of entertainment news since 1905. When you sign up, you'll receive both the digital and print editions of Variety at no cost.

To sign up now simply follow this link, fill out the form online and begin enjoying the print and digital formats of Variety.

The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition is a centralized resource for professional women in the performing arts and media industries. Members of the Writers Guild of America, East are, by extension, members of WAM.

WAM provides:

  • Access to New York's Creative Community 
    WAM, through its member organizations, represents more than 80,000 women and men in the performing arts and media. Members work in all areas of theatre, film and television; in marketing and public relations; and in print media. They include some of the country's most respected professionals.
  • Networking
    WAM's combined membership is probably larger and more diverse than that of any other alliance in New York: labor and management, producers and performers, writers and publishers -- all participate in coalition programs and events. As a resource for professional development and social exchange, WAM is without equal. 
  • Information Sharing
    WAM-sponsored panel discussions, seminars and workshops have provided unique forums for the presentation of issues and ideas relating to the performing arts and media. Through programs like these, members keep abreast of trends and developments in their industries, as well as in allied areas. This opportunity for "cross-pollination" is often cited as one of the most valuable aspects of participation. Now that our member organizations are doing more such cross-organization events, we are focusing more on co-producing such events with them. We are also focusing on more information sharing through our website and online media. 
  • Mentoring
    WAM provides a link for arts and media professionals to their colleagues across the United States and abroad, including those in colleges and universities. Through outreach to women entering the communications job market and through peer networking, the coalition serves both its constituency and the arts and media community. Our website is a critical resource for outreach, networking, and awareness.

WGAE Writing Room

The WGAE Writing Room is open to all members! It is located at the WGAE Office, 250 Hudson Street, Suite 700, NYC. 

Council member Susan Kim explains:

...a quiet place with six work stations where members can come in, plug in a laptop or take out a Moleskine, and write.

Reservations are in four-hour blocks starting at 9:30AM and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cellphones and food will be blessedly banned, as will, I hope, boisterous conversation and over-amplified I-pods. If people want to write in a Starbucks, damnit, they can go out and write in a Starbucks.

The Writing Room is nothing fancy; all that will be provided is a flat surface, quiet, wireless, an outlet, and some coffee. Yet while these things together might be considered a luxury in New York City for anyone, for the writer, they’re as essential as words themselves.

To reserve a seat, contact Venesa Gomez at