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Press Releases

September 20, 2017

WGAE Announces 2017 Council Election Results

NEW YORK, NY (September 19, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the results of its 2017 Council election. This year, there were nine open Council seats, six (6) Freelance and three (3) Staff, as well as the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. Freelance members work in screen, television […]

September 6, 2017

Writers Guilds Statement on President Trump Rescinding DACA

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (September 5, 2017) – The following is a joint statement from Michael Winship, President, Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), and Howard A. Rodman, President, Writers Guild of America West (WGAW): As we said in January, when Donald Trump first attempted to impose a ban on Muslim immigration, “From its […]

September 5, 2017

2018 Writers Guild Awards: Videogame Writing Award Call For Submissions

New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have announced the submission period is now open for the 2018 WGA Videogame Writing Award, honoring outstanding achievement in videogame writing. Submissions will be accepted from September 5 through November 20, 2017, with videogame nominees […]

August 30, 2017

WGAE Statement on FCC Closing Comments on Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, NY (August 30, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closing comments on Net Neutrality: “The people have spoken. Now, it is time for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to listen to the record-shattering 22 million Americans who submitted comments to the […]

August 14, 2017

2018 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award – Call For Submissions

NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 14, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have announced the submission period is now open for the 2018 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing. Submissions will be accepted from August 14 through November 17, […]

August 2, 2017

Writers Guild Awards Add New Category Recognizing Digital News

NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 2, 2017) – The Writers Guilds of America, East and West, are proud to announce a new award recognizing outstanding achievement in writing digital news, which will be presented at the 70th annual Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in […]

July 12, 2017

2018 Writers Guild Awards Set for Sun. Feb. 11, Media Timeline Announced

2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS New York and Los Angeles – The 2018 Writers Guild Awards (70th Annual) will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in New York and Los Angeles. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, videogame, promotional, and graphic animation categories. 2017-2018 […]

June 28, 2017

WGAE Announces Council Candidates For 2017 Election

NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 28, 2017) –The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today the 2017 candidates for its Council election. Nine council seats will expire this year, six (6) Freelance and three (3) Staff, as well as the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. The terms for newly elected Council members will […]

June 22, 2017

WGA East, DGA Backed TV Diversity Bill Passes In The New York State Senate and Assembly

NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2017) – New York’s elected leaders have taken decisive action to make storytelling more diverse, to ensure that the state’s television industry can continue to be a vital engine for the state’s economic growth. It is not surprising that people in television tend to get hired based on who they know, […]

May 25, 2017

City Agencies, WGA East Announce Inaugural ‘Made In NY Writers Room” Fellows

Six-month paid fellowship will pair up-and-coming writers from diverse backgrounds with mentors, including showrunners from hit shows Billions, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Difficult People, Empire, House of Cards and Roseanne NEW YORK, NY — The inaugural Made in NY Writers Room fellowship class was announced today, marking a major milestone in an innovative program to develop […]