Person Place Thing… Live

A Conversation with Screenwriter Walter Bernstein

Something interesting happens when you ask people not about themselves but about something they care about. Host Randy Cohen – for twelve years writer of The Ethicist column in the NY Times – talks to his guests about a person, a place, and a thing they find meaningful.  This time, that guest is screenwriter Walter Bernstein, celebrated for The Magnificent Seven, The Train, The Front, Semi-Tough, Fail Safe and many more. Click HERE for more information.

“Drama & Deception in DC”: Now available on iTunes

WGAE’s "Drama & Deception in DC" panel, featuring Danny Strong, Joe Weisberg and Beau Willimon, is now available for download. Click here to visit the Guild on iTunes U.

Watching TV… Online

by Lowell Peterson

The tentative deal under which Sony will stream some of Viacom’s cable channels online demonstrates that regulators — for example, the Federal Communications Commission — need to rethink their approach to cable television. Click here to read more.

An Interview with Kraig Wenman, Screenwriter

by Justin Samuels

Justin Samuels: Do you think the Internet has made it a lot easier for screenwriters to break in and find work?

Kraig Wenman: Absolutely, without the Internet, I wouldn’t’ve been able to make so many inroads in the industry. But like anything, it’s a tool within a larger toolbox.

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TV 101 Rooftop Reception

The Guild celebrated the release of "101 Best Written TV Series" with a rooftop reception on June 5. Click here to see photos from the event.

The Strength of Unions: WGAE Members Speak

In a new video series from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, WGAE members Susan Kim and Jeremy Pikser discuss what union membership means to them and to other white-collar workers. Click here to read more. 

TV 101: The 101 Best-Written TV Series

The list is out! The 101 Best-Written TV Series of All-Time, as voted on by WGA members.

Recognizing the essential role that writers have played in creating and elevating the medium of television since its inception, the Writers Guilds of America, West and East announced the list of the 101 Best Written TV Series, honoring seven decades of outstanding television programming and the writers who brought it all to life. The list was determined through online voting by WGAW and WGAE members. Click here for more information.

Statement by Michael Winship and Lowell Peterson

The Writers Guild of America, East, notes Jane Mayer’s article in the current issue of The New Yorker magazine titled, "A Word from Our Sponsor: Public television’s attempts to placate David Koch," which chronicles the trials and tribulations of documentary filmmakers  producing work on public television that is, in part, critical of conservative industrialists David and Charles Koch. Click here to read more… 

2013 Sentinel for Health Awards: Call for Entries

The Sentinel for Health Awards recognize exemplary achievements of daytime and primetime TV shows that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Deadline: May 31, 2013Click here for more information…

2013 Executive Director’s Report

by Lowell Peterson

Reports of labor’s demise might be premature, but the news is not good: The percentage of people in the American workforce represented by unions is at an historic low. Decades of attacks by powerful corporate interests and conservative politicians seem to have paid off, and the labor movement is struggling for survival. Fortunately, the Writers Guild of America, East is doing well…. Click here to continue reading.