2024 Writers Guild Awards: Media Timeline and Submissions
New York and Los Angeles – The 2024 Writers Guild Awards (76th Annual) will be presented on Sunday, April 14, 2024. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories.
2023-2024 MEDIA TIMELINE
Wed. Nov. 1 Submissions Open in ALL Categories: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary), Series (Drama, Comedy, Limited, New), TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
Fri. Dec. 22 Deadline for submissions: Series (Drama, Comedy, New, Limited); TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
Mon. Jan. 22 Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New, Limited) and Screenplay (Original and Adapted) online voting begins
Fri. Feb. 9 Deadline for Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New, Limited) and Screenplay (Original and Adapted)
Wed. Feb. 21 Screenplay (Original, Adapted, Documentary) and Television, New Media, News, Radio/Audio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced
Fri. Feb. 23 Final Series & Screenplay online voting begins
Thur. Mar. 7 Beyond Words: Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters panel
Fri. Mar. 8 Deadline for Final Series & Screenplay online voting
TBA “And the Nominees Are…” Writers Guild Awards nominees panel
Sun. April. 14 2024 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (76TH Annual)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The submission deadline for all categories is 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Friday, December 22, 2023. For specific questions about the Writers Guild Awards submissions, eligibility rules/criteria and submission deadlines, please contact WGAE Director of Programs Dana Weissman or Awards & Events Administrator Mary Ann Lamonica.
AWARDS ELIGIBILITY PERIODS
TV & New Media eligibility period: First broadcast or exhibited between Jan. 1, 2023 and Dec. 31, 2023
News & TV Documentary categories only (6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 10, 11, 12, 16): First broadcast or exhibited between Nov. 1, 2022 and Oct. 31, 2023
Theatrical Screenplay eligibility period: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week between Jan. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023
Documentary Screenplays: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week between Jan. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023
For media inquiries about the 2024 WGA New York show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or email: email@example.com.
For media inquiries about the 2024 WGA Los Angeles show, please contact Bob Hopkinson in the WGAW Communications Department at: (310) 801-8563 or email: firstname.lastname@example.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.