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Press Releases

September 15, 2016

2016 WGAE Council Election Results

NEW YORK, NY (September 15,  2016) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the results of its 2016 Council election. This year, there were ten open Council seats, seven (7) Freelance and three (3) Staff. Officer seats were not up for election this year. Freelance members work in screen, television and digital media, […]

September 12, 2016

WGAE Statement on Univision Removing Gawker Posts

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2016) –  The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), the union representing the editorial staff from Gawker Media, issued the following statement regarding UniModa’s decision to remove six posts previously published on Gawker Media sites: “The WGAE learned late Friday that UniModa had decided to remove several posts from Jezebel, […]

September 8, 2016

City Agencies Join WGAE To Launch “Made In NY Writers Room” Program To Increase Diversity in NYC’s TV Writers’ Rooms

Intensive six-month fellowship will provide talented writers from diverse backgrounds with the tools they need to excel in NYC’s booming television industry  Creatives from hit shows including House of Cards, Empire, Billions and The Affair to serve as mentors to up-and-coming writers New York—The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the New York City Department […]

September 6, 2016

2017 WGA 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 2017 WGA Videogame Writing Award, honoring outstanding achievement in videogame writing. Submissions will be accepted from September 6 through November 21, 2016, with videogame nominees […]

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 […]