WGAE President Michael Winship Statement On Emmy Timeshift

Michael Winship, president of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), issued this statement in response to the announcement that the Emmy Awards will timeshift key writing awards:

“The writers are the storytelling stars of television, and we are disappointed that the Academy chooses to diminish our members’ invaluable and essential contribution to the medium. We ask that they reconsider the decision for this and future Emmy broadcasts,” says Michael Winship, president of the Writers Guild of America, East.

The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO, is a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, new media, and broadcast news. The WGAE conducts programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to, and on behalf of, writers. In addition, it represents writers’ interests on the legislative level.  For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org.