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Monday November 15, 2021

Members Vote Yes on Screen Credits Rule Change

November 15, 2021

To Our Fellow Members,

The members of the Writers Guilds East and West have voted to approve the proposal to change the screen credits rules, authorizing the use of an “Additional Literary Material” end credit in feature films. The proposal was approved with a 73% yes vote.

The “Additional Literary Material” credit will be available on projects on which credits become final after December 31, 2021. Information concerning the rule change may be found on each Guild’s website at and Our committee anticipates issuing guidance concerning implementation of the change before the end of the year.

Thanks to all of you who participated in this important referendum.

In Solidarity,
Screen Credits Review Committee

Stephen Schiff, Co-chair
Michele Mulroney, Co-chair
John August
John Brancato
Christopher Kyle
Allison Schroeder

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