2017 Writers Guild Awards

WGA 2017

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (JULY 14, 2016)– The 2017 Writers Guild Awards (69th Annual) will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in New York and Los Angeles.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories.

2016-2017 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE

Television-Radio-New Media Eligibility Period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, Children’s Script and Short Form Categories:
First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2016

All Other Script Categories:
First broadcast or exhibited between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016

Theatrical Screenplay Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2016

Documentary Screenplay Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2016

Videogame Eligibility Period:
Originally released between Dec. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2016

2016

OCTOBER

Fri. Oct. 14                   Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio-New Media and Paul Selvin

Fri. Oct. 14                   Deadline for submissions: Drama/Comedy/New Series

Tues. Oct. 25               Preliminary Series online voting begins

NOVEMBER

Fri. Nov. 18                  Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays

Mon. Nov. 21                Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing

Tues. Nov. 22               Deadline for Preliminary Series online voting

DECEMBER

Mon. Dec. 5                 Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced

Tues. Dec. 6                 Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins

2017

JANUARY

Tues. Jan. 3                 Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting

Wed. Jan. 4                  Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay Nominations Announced

Mon. Jan. 9                  Final Screenplay and Series online voting begins

Mon. Jan. 9-                 The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series

Fri. Jan. 20                   Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Jan. TBA                      “And the Nominees Are…” – Writers Guild Award TV and New Media nominee panels
Venue: NYC (TBA)

Thurs. Jan. 12              Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

Mon. Jan. 30                 Deadline for Final Screenplay and Series online voting

FEBRUARY

Thur. Feb. 9                  Deadline for reservations, sponsorships, and ticket sales

Thur. Feb. 9                  Beyond Words – Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel
Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Sun. Feb. 19                2017 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (69th Annual)
New York: Edison Ballroom
Los Angeles: Beverly Hilton

For more information about the 2017 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, please visit www.wgaeast.org or www.wga.org.

For media inquiries about the 2017 Writers Guild Awards New York City show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or email: jgordon@wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2017 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4651 or email: gmitchell@wga.org.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the 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.

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