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Press Releases

December 14, 2017

Writers Guild Awards: Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to Receive WGA East’s Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to Receive Writers Guild of America, East’s Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence NEW YORK, NY (December 14, 2017) –  The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) will present its Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence to Tina Fey and Robert Carlock at the 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony […]

December 8, 2017

TV Diversity Bill Hits Governor Cuomo’s Desk

  NEW YORK, NY (December 7, 2017) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the verge of making history as a landmark TV diversity bill supported by the Writers Guild of America, East and the Directors Guild of America has hit the desk to be signed into law. The bill would provide a tax […]

December 7, 2017

2018 Writers Guild Awards: Television, New Media, News Radio/Audio, & Promotional Writing Nominations Announced

2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS: TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, NEWS, RADIO/AUDIO, & PROMOTIONAL WRITING NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED New York and Los Angeles (December 7, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2017. […]

December 4, 2017

Amber Ruffin to Host 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards Ceremony in New York

NEW YORK, NY (December 4, 2017) – Amber Ruffin, writer and on-air personality for LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, will host the 70th annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The New York ceremony will be co-executive produced by Bonnie Datt and Shannon Walker. Ann Cohen will serve […]

November 30, 2017

WGA East To FCC: Cancel the Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, NY (November 30, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission in strong opposition to Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal the rules that require net neutrality. The comments highlight the bedrock principle that all content creators and consumers have equal access to an open […]

November 21, 2017

Statement on the FCC’s Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the FCC plans to repeal net neutrality: “The FCC has delivered a death blow to the Internet as we know it – a place where culturally and economically diverse voices shared equal […]

November 20, 2017

Statement on the DOJ’s Suit to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has issued the following statement on the Department of Justice’s suit to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger: “The Writers Guild of America, East agrees with the U.S. Department of Justice that the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner should be […]

November 13, 2017

WGAE Negotiates Transition for Unit Employees at DNAinfo/Gothamist

NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2017) – The DNAinfo/Gothamist bargaining committee, working with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), has negotiated an agreement that includes substantial gains beyond the initial offer made by management. Terms of the agreement include: Each employee will receive three months of full pay and benefits, even if they obtain […]

October 12, 2017

WGA East Statement on Harvey Weinstein; Workplace Harassment

NEW YORK, NY (October 12, 2017) – The following is a statement from the Writers Guild of America, East President Beau Willimon and Executive Director Lowell Peterson: Harvey Weinstein’s deplorable misconduct has become public knowledge because of brave women and intrepid reporters. Regrettably, sexual harassment and assault have long been hallmarks of the entertainment industry. The […]

September 21, 2017

VICE Employees Unionize with the WGA East and Motion Picture Editors Guild

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2017) – VICE Media employees creating video content across the company’s media outlets have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) and Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, AFL-CIO (MPEG). VICE’s decision to recognize the unions came after a […]