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Jason Gordon
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Writers Guild of America, East
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Press Releases

April 23, 2015

Statement Regarding Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger from Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 23, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East released the following statement regarding media reports that Comcast is dropping its bid to buy Time Warner Cable: “The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is gratified that Comcast/NBCU has dropped its bid to merge with Time Warner Cable.  The purpose of […]

April 17, 2015

Statement on Gawker Unionizing with Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 17, 2015) – Writers Guild of America, East’s Executive Director Lowell Peterson released the following statement regarding Gawker Media: “The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has a long history of representing writers and others in broadcast news, and we have been at the forefront of organizing digital media.  We welcome […]

March 30, 2015

Jane Street Writer-Producers Vote To Join Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (March 30, 2015) – Marking another victory for writer-producers in nonfiction/”reality” television, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today certified the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative for freelance producers and associate producers at Jane Street Entertainment. Jane Street, which produces DEEP FRIED MASTERS, RACHEL VS GUY: […]

February 14, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hyatt […]

January 30, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards: Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen, André Holland Join New York Ceremony as Presenters

Hosted By Larry Wilmore and featuring previously announced presenters Mahershala Ali, Julie Klausner, Robert Klein, Judith Light, Bill Moyers, Frank Rich, Morgan Spurlock, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lizz Winstead and Edward Zwick NEW YORK, NY (January 30, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen and André Holland will […]

January 26, 2015

Top Comedy-Variety Writers To ITV: “We Are One Guild”

NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 26, 2015) – More than 175 prominent comedy/variety writers, including a number who appear on-air, have signed a petition urging ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement covering its nonfiction writer-producers. “We are one Guild,” the petition states. “By refusing to agree to a Guild contract protecting its nonfiction writers and […]

January 12, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for videogames during 2014. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 14, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York […]

January 8, 2015

Writers Guild of America, East Heartened By Chairman Wheeler’s Remarks At CES

NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is heartened by remarks made yesterday by Federal Communications Commission Chair Thomas Wheeler at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Chairman Wheeler suggested that he supports using Title II as the jurisdictional predicate to apply nondiscrimination principles to the Internet and that […]

January 7, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards Screenplay Nominations Announced

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2014. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at simultaneous ceremonies in New York City […]

January 5, 2015

Norman Lear to Receive WGAE’s Evelyn F. Burkey Award at 2015 Writers Guild Awards

Bill Moyers to present award to Norman Lear at New York Ceremony NEW YORK, NY (January 5, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Norman Lear will receive the Evelyn F. Burkey Award at the 67th annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on February 14, 2014. Bill Moyers will present […]