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Press Releases

January 11, 2017

2017 Writers Guild Awards: Jelani Cobb To Receive WGAE’s Inaugural Walter Bernstein Award

NEW YORK, NY (January 11, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East is proud to announce the creation of the Walter Bernstein Award, which will be presented for the first time at the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom on February 19, 2017. The first recipient of the Walter Bernstein […]

January 4, 2017

2017 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 2016. Winners will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los […]

January 3, 2017

WGAE to Honor Steve O’Donnell with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence

NEW YORK, NY (January 3, 2017) – The Writers Guild of America, East is proud to announce that it will present Steve O’Donnell with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards ceremony at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Sargent Award is awarded to a […]

December 22, 2016

NY Attorney General Awards Nonfiction APs $400,000 In Overtime

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement with Production Company for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” After It Unlawfully Denied Overtime Pay to Hundreds of Workers True Entertainment LLC Must Pay $400,000 in Restitution to Employees Who Worked 50-Plus Hours Per Week Yet Never Received Overtime NEW YORK (December 19, 2016) – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today […]

December 14, 2016

John Waters To Receive WGAE’s Career Achievement Award

The Writer-Director of HAIRSPRAY, SERIAL MOM and PECKER to be honored with the Writers Guild of America, East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award THE WIRE creator and fellow Baltimore native David Simon to present award to Waters NEW YORK, NEW YORK (December 14, 2016) – John Waters will be honored with the Writers Guild of America, […]

December 13, 2016

WGAE Negotiates New Three-Year Agreement with Lion TV

NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is pleased to report it has negotiated a new three-year agreement with Lion TV, the nonfiction production company behind CASH CAB for Discovery, HISTORY DETECTIVES for PBS and DEAD ON ARRIVAL for Investigation Discovery. The new agreement includes significant increases in […]

December 8, 2016

WGAE Pickets ITV Studios HQ in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 8, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) led a picket outside ITV Studios’ headquarters in Sherman Oaks, calling on the studio’s Leftfield Entertainment to sign a union Contract after more than a year at the bargaining table. Leftfield, which produces highly profitable nonfiction/reality shows like PAWN STARS, TINY […]

December 5, 2016

2017 Writers Guild Awards: Television, New Media, News, Radio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced

New York and Los Angeles (December 5, 2016) – 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, and promotional writing during 2016. Winners will be honored at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2017, […]

December 5, 2016

WGA Announces Negotiating Committee

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guilds of America, West and East have named the members of the negotiating committee for their upcoming contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. WGAW Executive Director David Young will serve as Chief Negotiator. The current agreement expires May 1, 2017. No date […]

November 29, 2016

Lewis Black To Host Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK, NY (November 29, 2016) – Lewis Black will host the 2017 Writers Guild Awards ceremony at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The New York ceremony will be co-executive produced by Bonnie Datt and Shannon Walker. Ann Cohen will serve as the show’s head writer. This will be the first […]