Why care about credits?
A writer’s position in the entertainment industry is determined largely by their credits. Their professional status depends on the quality and number of screenplays, teleplays, or stories which bear their names.
The Writers Guild of America, East was founded on the notion that writers should get the credit they deserve, which is why the administration of an accurate and equitable system of determining credits is one of the most important services the Guild performs for writers.
We have provided the credits forms below for your convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Business Agent Geoff Betts at 212-767-7852 or by email.
To learn more about how credits work, please refer to the WGAE Credits Manuals.
Notice of Tentative Writing Credits
Before writing credits are finally determined, and as soon as practicable following the completion of principal photography, a company is required to send a completed copy of the Notice of Tentative Writing Credits to the Guild and each participating writer.
- Theatrical NTWC (📄)
- Television NTWC (📄)
- High Budget SVOD NTWC (📄) (e.g. House of Cards, Orange is the New Black)
- New Media/Digital NTWC (📄)
Submitting your NTWC:
- Television, High Budget SVOD, and New Media/Digital NTWC should be addressed to the attention of the Administrator of Television & New Media Credits.
- Theatrical NTWC should be addressed to the attention of the Screen Credits Administrator.
Television Collaboration Forms
These forms must be used when a writer-production executive and a writer who is not a production executive collaborate on an episode of an episodic series.
Certificate of Compliance (📄) | For New Media (📄)
This form must be filed with the Guild after the completion of writing services and before or concurrently with the submission of the Notice of Tentative of Writing Credits for each episode.
For more information on collaboration requirements, please contact Ann Burdick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WGA was founded on the notion that writers should get the credit they deserve.
That’s why the administration of an accurate and equitable system of determining credits is one of the most important services the Guild performs for writers.
1 The NTWC may be sent to a participating writer via EMAIL only if the writer’s representative is also given email notice and only if the writer’s personal services contract includes the following: (a) the writer’s express agreement to receive notices by email; (b) the writer’s email address; and (c) the email address of the writer’s designated personal representative, which address must be an individual address and not a general company address.
2 Notices may be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested; by a trackable service such as FedEx, UPS or DHL mail; or by personal delivery as above provided. Failure of the addressee to sign or return the receipt on a notice sent via certified mail shall not invalidate the notice.
Did you know? As of the 2017 MBA renegotiations, NTWC can be delivered via email when certain criteria have been met.