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June 14, 2018

Take Action To Support Diversity Behind The Camera

New York has the opportunity to make history, to take meaningful action to diversify TV storytelling.  We have all seen the studies: the industry has failed to address its own lack of diversity. There is a bill in Albany that would make a real difference by adding an incentive to hire women and people of color to […]

June 6, 2018

Fast Company Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East

  NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2018) – The editorial, social and photo staff at Fast Company today announced that they have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). An overwhelming majority of the approximately 40-member staff have signed union cards and called on management to voluntarily recognize the Guild as its collective […]

May 21, 2018

WGAE Council Elections – Call for Nominations (Deadline May 31)

We are approaching the May 31st deadline for nominations for the 2018 WGAE Council Elections. Ten council seats will expire this year: 7 Freelance and 3 Staff. You will find a nomination form and directions for the election procedure here. Any current member in good standing for one year preceding the election is qualified to run. The […]

May 10, 2018

Talking Points Memo editorial staff has unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East

Talking Points Memo Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East NEW YORK, NY (May 10, 2018)—The editorial staff of Talking Points Memo (TPM) have unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Management immediately recognized the Guild as the collective bargaining representative of the political news organization’s 11-member staff. “This morning TPM editorial […]

April 16, 2018

Upcoming Submission Deadline: TV Pilots Resurrected

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 23 The Writers Guild of America, East’s popular TV Pilots Resurrected competition is back! This summer we will feature readings of one comedy and one drama, each a previously unproduced television pilot. The readings will be cast, directed and performed by experienced industry professionals and a Q&A with the writer(s) […]

April 16, 2018

ABC DISCOVERS: Talent Showcase Seeking Original Scene Submissions

ABC DISCOVERS: TALENT SHOWCASE SEEKING ORIGINAL SCENE SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: May 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST ABC Casting is seeking original scene submissions for our upcoming Talent Showcase This is a one-night event produced by the ABC Casting Department to showcase new talent to an invited industry audience. ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity […]

April 10, 2018

WGA East to Livestream from Vox Media’s First Union Bargaining Session

WGA East to Livestream from Vox Media’s First Union Bargaining Session NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 10, 2018) – In an act of transparency, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) will livestream the Vox Media Bargaining Committee’s caucus meeting prior to its very first collective bargaining session with management on Wednesday, April 11th at 1:30pm […]

March 15, 2018

Call For Submissions: TV Pilots Resurrected

*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS* The Writers Guild of America, East’s popular TV Pilots Resurrected competition is back! This summer we will feature readings of one comedy and one drama, each a previously unproduced television pilot. The readings will be cast, directed and performed by experienced industry professionals and a Q&A with the writer(s) will follow each reading. A […]

March 15, 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows program

Apply to DGF Fellows! The Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows program will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Fellows class on Monday, March 12. DGF Fellows is a year-long development intensive led by esteemed writers Diana Son (Stop Kiss), Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), and Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde). Participants spend a year honing their craft while […]

March 13, 2018

NYTVF Scripts Competition: Submission Discount for WGA East Members

NYTVF SCRIPTS Submission Discount for WGA East Members The 2018 NYTVF Scripts Competition is accepting comedy and drama TV pilot scripts for consideration NOW through March 28. Official Selections will be shared with the largest collection of buyers, agents, managers, and TV decision-makers on the Festival landscape. In 2017, NYTVF Scripts Official Selections met with representatives […]