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.
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 as follows:
- Wednesday, October 17 1:30–4:30
- Monday, November 5 1:30–4:30
- Friday, November 16 9:30–12:30
- Tuesday, December 4 9:30–12:30
- Wednesday, January 16 1:30–4:30
Writers Guild of America, East members receive an $80 discount on the FinalDraft.com website:
Enter promotional code WGAE2013 at checkout to receive discount.
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 www.unionplus.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.
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.
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.