NEW RULES FOR TELEVISION SERIES SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

Please note the following rule change adopted for this year’s 62nd Annual Writers Guild Awards:

Television series produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA will no longer automatically be deemed submitted for the WGA Series award. An entry form for each series must be submitted to the WGA for awards consideration.

ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION RULES

The television awards in the Drama, Comedy and New Series categories are for series that were produced by a WGA signatory company and aired between December 1, 2008 and November 30, 2009  (regardless of how many episodes aired during this period).  Shows eligible for the New Series award must have been broadcast for the first time during the eligibility period.

For a series to be eligible, the WGA must have determined writer credits upon submission of a Notice of Tentative Writing Credits. Only those individuals employed as writers on the series–including “writers also employed in an additional capacity” under MBA Article 14–will be eligible for the series award. Eligibility will be verified by the WGA.

The production company or any writer who received writing credit on the series may submit the series for awards consideration. Writer’s representatives (e.g. agents, managers or publicists) may submit on the writer‘s behalf.

Only online submissions will be accepted. A receipt will automatically be sent to the email address of the entrant upon successful completion of the submission process. The deadline for submission is 5:30pm EST on Friday, October 23, 2009. No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted. 

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Television Series Submissions