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Jason Gordon
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Writers Guild of America, East
212-767-7809
jgordon@wgaeast.org


Press Releases

September 1, 2016

NLRB Rules Against Comcast/NBCU; Peacock Producers Eligible To Unionize With WGA East

NEW YORK, NY (September 1, 2016) – After more than three years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that Producers at Peacock Productions, the “reality”/nonfiction television production subsidiary of Comcast/NBCUniversal, have the right to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). In October of 2012, Writer-Producers at Peacock Productions filed for a […]

August 24, 2016

Writers Guild Members Unanimously Ratify New Public Television Contract

NEW YORK, NY (August 23, 2016) – The Writers Guilds of America, East and West, have reached agreement on a new Public Television contract. The bargaining unit unanimously voted to ratify the three year contract. The new contract provides: 3% increase in all minimums effective July 1, 2016, with 0.5% of that amount diverted to […]

August 15, 2016

2017 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award – Call For Submissions

  New York and Los Angeles (August 15, 2016) – 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 2017 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing. Submissions will be accepted from August 15 through November […]

July 25, 2016

ThinkProgress Employees Ratify Writers Guild of America, East Contract

NEW YORK, NY (July 25, 2016) – Writers Guild of America, East-represented editorial employees at ThinkProgress have unanimously ratified the union’s collective bargaining agreement with the Center for American Progress. In the first year of the contract almost a third of the bargaining unit will receive increases of between 9% and 20%, and the average […]

July 14, 2016

2017 Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (JULY 14, 2016)– The 2017 Writers Guild Awards (69th Annual) will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in New York and Los Angeles. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. 2016-2017 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE […]

June 30, 2016

WGAE Announces Council Candidates For 2016 Election

NEW YORK, NY (June 30, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today the 2016 nominees for its Council election. The Council is the governing body of the WGAE, consisting of 19 members, plus the three officers­ (President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer). Freelance members work in screen, television and digital media, and […]

May 10, 2016

Film and TV Writers Lobby New York Legislators to Support TV Diversity Tax Credit

Press conference featured Beau Willimon (HOUSE OF CARDS), Robin Thede (THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE) and Writers Guild of America, East Executive Director Lowell Peterson ALBANY, NEW YORK (MAY 10, 2016) – A diverse group of prominent Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) members today lobbied State Senators and Assembly members to modify the […]

April 21, 2016

VICE Employees Ratify Writers Guild of America, East Contract

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 21, 2016) – Writers Guild of America, East-represented editorial employees at VICE have ratified the union’s tentative agreement, announced last week, by an overwhelming margin. 75 out of 80 members voted and 73 of them were yes. In addition to very significant pay increases, the agreement includes provisions on severance pay, preserving […]

April 15, 2016

VICE and Writers Guild of America, East Reach Contract Agreement

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 15, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and VICE Media are pleased to announce they have reached tentative agreement on a first-ever collective bargaining agreement. The VICE editorial staff union, which includes approximately 70 employees represented by the WGAE, will vote on the tentative agreement early next week. […]

March 1, 2016

Gawker Approves First Union Contract At A Digital Media Company

NEW YORK, NY (March 1, 2016) – In a historical first for a digital media company, Gawker’s editorial staff today approved a contract negotiated by its collective bargaining representatives at the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Gawker’s 99-member bargaining unit approved the contract by an overwhelming margin. The contract is an important milestone in […]