October 1, 2015

APPROACHING DEADLINE: 2016 WGA Awards Submissions

The deadlines to submit to the 2016 Writers Guild Awards is around the corner. All categories, except Animation, MUST have been produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA. Eligibility and submission guidelines for all categories can be found on the Awards Entry Form page. Here are the submission deadlines and details for every category: Theatrical: Adapted […]

September 10, 2015

Vote in the 2015 WGAE Council Election

Online voting for the 2015 WGAE Council Election ends at 5pm EDT on Thursday, September 17. You may request a paper ballot until September 11, 2015. Voting  is quick and easy. Here’s how to vote: Go to https://eballotuv.votenet.com/wgaeast Enter your 5-digit WGAE member ID along with the Activation Code you received by mail. (If you […]

August 6, 2015

Apply for a 10-Day Retreat for Women of Color Directors and Screenwriters

By Maria Agui Carter Spotting a woman director of color helming a studio film or showrunning for a network can be like finding a Puya Raimondi — that rare flower that blooms every 100 years. There are plenty of incredible women directors and screenwriters of color, and a few, such as Shonda Rhimes and Mira Nair, […]

July 21, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Submissions Now Open

Submissions for the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for most categories are now open. Please read the important eligibility rules and submit your entry online. The call for submissions for Theatrical Documentary will open on August 17 and Videogame submissions will open Sept 1.

July 7, 2015

Apply To The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Writers Workshop

The BFC Writers Workshop, a subgroup of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, is now seeking applications for the Fall 2015 season. The collective meets on a monthly basis to workshop its members’ screenplays. We are a community of filmmakers and writers who strive to improve our work by supporting each other. We are looking for passionate, unique […]

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 […]