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Jason Gordon
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Writers Guild of America, East

Press Releases

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 […]

May 25, 2017

WGA East Statement On Assault of Reporter By Candidate For United States House of Representatives

NEW YORK, NY (May 25, 2017)— The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued the following statement regarding the assault of a reporter by a candidate for the United States House of Representatives: “It is not the job of serious journalists to comfort the powerful, to avoid controversy. In a robust democracy, public officials and […]

May 24, 2017

Writers Guild Members Ratify New Contract

New York and Los Angeles (May 24, 2017) – The members of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have ratified a new three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The WGA membership overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratification. Of the 3,647 valid […]

May 22, 2017

WGAE, DGA Meet with New York State Lawmakers To Discuss TV Diversity Legislation

ALBANY, NEW YORK (May 22, 2017) — Members and representatives of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Directors Guild of America (DGA) met today with the New York State Senate and Assembly lawmakers to talk about the pressing need to enhance diversity in the ranks of television writers and directors. The delegation of […]

May 21, 2017

Mayor de Blasio; 24 City Officials Call for Voluntary Recognition of Gothamist/DNAinfo Union

NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2017) – New York City’s top elected officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, today sent a letter to Gothamist/DNAinfo’s management urging them to voluntarily recognize their editorial staff’s decision to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). On April 12th, the editorial staffs at the recently merged Gothamist […]

May 18, 2017

WGAE Urges FCC to Maintain Net Neutrality; Implores Public to Submit Comments

NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2017) – Today, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) filed formal comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to maintain net neutrality protections — rules upheld by the federal courts that have laid the foundation for an open, free and robust Internet. Upon submitting the comments, […]