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May 7, 2015

FRIDAY DEADLINE: 2015 Council Election Nominations

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 COUNCIL ELECTION DEADLINE: THIS FRIDAY, MAY 8 YOUR NOMINATIONS DETERMINE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY-TREASURER, AS WELL AS NINE COUNCIL SEATS (6 FREELANCE, 3 STAFF) Click here to download a nomination form To submit your nomination, please scan and email your completed form to dweissman@wgaeast.org or fax […]

March 30, 2015

Jane Street Writer-Producers Vote To Join Writers Guild of America, East

NEW YORK, NY (March 30, 2015) – Marking another victory for writer-producers in nonfiction/”reality” television, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today certified the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative for freelance producers and associate producers at Jane Street Entertainment. Jane Street, which produces DEEP FRIED MASTERS, RACHEL VS GUY: […]

February 23, 2015

(WATCH) 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony

Watch video highlights from the 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony, which took place on February 14th at the Edison Ballroom. The awards were hosted Larry Wilmore, honored Norman Lear, Paul haggis and Jeremy Pikser, and featured Sarah Silverman, Michael Kenneth Williams, Judith Light, Frank Rich, Morgan Spurlock, Mahershala Ali, Andre Holland, Julie Klausner, Lizz Winstead and Robert Klein. You can watch […]

February 20, 2015

WGAE member Richard Cannon Died

Richard Anthony Cannon of Old Bridge, N.J., beloved husband, father, and grandfather and award-winning broadcast journalist, died suddenly on February 11. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara, a former mayor of Old Bridge, and his children Lisa and Alison, both of Burlington, Vt., Julia, of Plainsboro […]

February 14, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hyatt […]

February 4, 2015

Ticket Deadline For 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony

Today is the deadline to buy tickets for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, February 14, at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. Hosting the awards will be Comedy Central’s new late night star Larry Wilmore. He’ll be joined on stage by presenters Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen, Edward Zwick, […]

February 4, 2015

EVENT: Andrew Bergman On Taking HONEYMOON IN VEGAS From Screen To Broadway

WGAE member Andrew Bergman wrote the book for the Broadway hit Honeymoon in Vegas, based on his 1992 film HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. On March 15th, Bergman will be participating in HONEYMOON IN VEGAS: Conversation & Performance with the Cast & Creative Team of the Hit Broadway Show  at 92Y – Buttenwieser Hall (1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY‎). WGA members get […]

February 2, 2015

INTERVIEW: Shannon Walker & Damon Cardasis, “Vicky & Lysander”

The WGAE Write On Blog interviewed Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis, who created, wrote and star in VICKY & LYSANDER. The web-series is nominated for two Writers Guild Awards for “Short Form New Media – Original.” Read the full interview here.

January 30, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards: Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen, André Holland Join New York Ceremony as Presenters

Hosted By Larry Wilmore and featuring previously announced presenters Mahershala Ali, Julie Klausner, Robert Klein, Judith Light, Bill Moyers, Frank Rich, Morgan Spurlock, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lizz Winstead and Edward Zwick NEW YORK, NY (January 30, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen and André Holland will […]

January 26, 2015

Top Comedy-Variety Writers To ITV: “We Are One Guild”

NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 26, 2015) – More than 175 prominent comedy/variety writers, including a number who appear on-air, have signed a petition urging ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement covering its nonfiction writer-producers. “We are one Guild,” the petition states. “By refusing to agree to a Guild contract protecting its nonfiction writers and […]