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Press Releases

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 […]

December 21, 2017

Writers Guild Awards: Hamilton Nolan to Receive WGA East’s Richard B. Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild

2018 Writers Guild Awards: Hamilton Nolan to Receive Writers Guild of America, East’s Richard B. Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild NEW YORK (December 21, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today that Hamilton Nolan will be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the […]

December 19, 2017

Cuomo Vetoes TV Diversity Bill

 Cuomo Vetoes TV Diversity Bill NEW YORK, NY (December 19, 2017) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a television diversity bill championed by the Writers Guild of America, East and Directors Guild of America. The legislation would have allocated up to $5 million towards the hiring of women and/or people of color to write […]

December 18, 2017

Writers Guild Awards: Geoffrey C. Ward to Receive WGA East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement

Geoffrey C. Ward to Receive the Writers Guild of America East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement Ken Burns to present award to Ward at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards in New York NEW YORK, NEW YORK (December 18, 2017) – Renowned for writing some of the most compelling documentaries in television history, Geoffrey […]

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 […]