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Writers Guild of America, East
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Press Releases

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 […]

February 14, 2016

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Winners Announced

New York and Los Angeles– The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at concurrent ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in […]

January 14, 2016

The Huffington Post Agrees To Voluntarily Recognize Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2016) – The Huffington Post’s management today agreed to voluntarily recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of its editorial staff. Arianna Huffington, in an email to staff said: “I am delighted to let you know that we have reached an agreement with the […]

January 11, 2016

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Videogame Writing 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 writing for videogames during 2015. Winners will be honored at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 13, at concurrent ceremonies in New York and Los […]

January 8, 2016

Melissa Salmons To Receive WGAE’s Richard B. Jablow Award at 2016 Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced that Melissa Salmons will be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on February 13, 2016. The Jablow award was established in 1978 to […]