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Press Releases

April 10, 2018

WGA East to Livestream from Vox Media’s First Union Bargaining Session

WGA East to Livestream from Vox Media’s First Union Bargaining Session NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 10, 2018) – In an act of transparency, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) will livestream the Vox Media Bargaining Committee’s caucus meeting prior to its very first collective bargaining session with management on Wednesday, April 11th at 1:30pm […]

April 6, 2018

Samantha Bee, Chris Gethard, John Oliver and 150 Comedy/Variety Writers Stand In Solidarity with Onion Inc.

Samantha Bee, Chris Gethard, John Oliver and 150 Comedy/Variety Writers Stand In Solidarity with Onion Inc. NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 6, 2018) – John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Chris Gethard, Jon Glasser, Robert Carlock and The Onion’s former editor Joe Randazzo are among the over 150 comedy/variety television writers who are publicly supporting Onion Inc. unionizing […]

March 29, 2018

Onion Inc. to Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (MARCH 29, 2018) – The editorial and video staffs at The Onion, A/V Club and Clickhole have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). An overwhelming majority of the staff have signed union cards and called on management to voluntarily recognize the Guild as its collective bargaining representative. Onion Inc., […]

February 11, 2018

2018 Writers Guild Awards: Winners Announced

2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED  New York and Los Angeles (February 11, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2018 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio/audio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at concurrent […]

February 9, 2018

UK-Based “Reality” TV Production Company Exploits Connecticut Tax Credit

UK-Based “Reality” TV Production Company Exploits Connecticut Tax Credit Stamford, CT (February 9, 2018) – Leftfield Pictures, the nonfiction/“reality” television production company behind the massive hit shows Pawn Stars and Counting Cars, recently rented space in Stamford for one reason: to exploit the massive tax credits offered by the State of Connecticut. In 2015, employees […]

January 31, 2018

Writers Guild Awards: Presenters Announced For New York Ceremony

70th Annual Writers Guild Awards: Presenters Announced For New York Ceremony NEW YORK, NY (January 31, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the presenters confirmed to appear at the 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Presenters include Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (The […]

January 23, 2018

Slate Employees Vote to Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East

A majority of employees at Slate, a news website which has been a fixture in the digital media industry for over twenty years, voted today in favor of the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) as their representative in collective bargaining.

January 11, 2018

Vox Media Unionizes with WGA East

Vox Media Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East NEW YORK, NY (January 11, 2018) – In a move that demonstrates the essential role of unions and collective bargaining in the world of digital news, Vox Media has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of […]

January 11, 2018

Writers Guild Awards: Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS: VIDEOGAME WRITING NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2017. Winners will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 11, at concurrent ceremonies […]

January 4, 2018

Writers Guild Awards: Screenplay Nominations Announced

New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2017. Winners will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 11, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles. ORIGINAL […]