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February 4, 2016

Bo Shim to receive 2016 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting

The Writers Guild Initiative (WGI) has named Bo Shim of New York University as recipient of its 2016 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting. The fellowship, which is funded by the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation, is awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in screenwriting upon completion of his/her undergraduate […]

January 25, 2016

The 2016 Writers Guild Initiative Gala Benefit

This year will mark the third of the Writers Guild Initiative’s Annual Galas. Directed by Jonathan Bernstein, this year’s theme is “Into the Unknown” and will feature an all-star cast, led by Alfre Woodard and Kal Penn,  reading from the work of participants in the WGI’s workshops. The WGI Gala Chair is Beau Willimon The […]

January 7, 2016

Tickets on sale to the 2016 Writers Guild Awards

Tickets are now on sale to the 2016 Writers Guild Awards ceremony at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Click here to buy tickets online for the 2016 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony. Click here to order tickets by mail or fax. The New York ceremony will be hosted by Michael […]

January 7, 2016

Final Voting For Screen & Series 2016 WGA Awards

The FINAL voting period to determine the winners for the 2016 Writers Guild Awards is now open to members in good standing. WGA members can vote for the following categories: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ADAPTED SCREENPLAY COMEDY SERIES DRAMATIC SERIES NEW SERIES Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga/login.cfm Your username is your last name and your password is your […]

December 17, 2015

Don’t Delay. Recognize #HuffPostUnion Today

NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2015) – Two weeks ago, The Huffington Post’s staff formally asked management to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) as its collective bargaining representative. Management has yet to recognize the union. Now, the WGAE and The Huffington Post Organizing Committee are asking management, “Don’t delay. Recognize #HuffPostUnion […]

December 14, 2015

Senator Al Franken to Receive WGAE’s Evelyn F. Burkey Award at 2016 Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK, NY (December 14, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Senator Al Franken will receive the Evelyn F. Burkey Award at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on February 13, 2016. The Burkey Award recognizes a person or organization whose contributions have brought honor and […]

December 1, 2015

2016 WGA Awards Online Voting – Preliminary Screenplay

Preliminary voting begins today, December 1st, for Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. Your vote will help determine the nominees. Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga For all Awards voting, your username is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The deadline for Preliminary Voting for the Screenplay Awards is MONDAY, JANUARY 4, […]

November 19, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Preliminary Voting for Nominees (Drama, Comedy and New Series)

Preliminary voting to determine the nominees for the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for Drama, Comedy and New Series ends TUESDAY, November 24, 2015, 3PM EST/12 PM PST. Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga For all Awards voting, your login is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. If you are unable to […]

November 6, 2015

Variety Insight Available at 50% Discount to WGAE members

The Writers Guild of America, East has entered into a Members Benefit partnership with Variety Insight, a leading entertainment data solution that provides verified, timely and accurate metadata around people, projects and companies in the global entertainment business. WGA East members can take advantage of a 50% discount for an annual subscription simply by contacting ethan.markovitz@variety.com or […]

October 13, 2015

RIP Marc Siegel, Jablow Award Recipient + Five-Time WGA Winner

The WGAE remembers Marc Siegel, who died at his home in Okeh Owenge, New Mexico on October 11th, 2015. Services will be held in New York at Riverside Memorial Chapel (180 West 76th Street) at 11:30 AM on Thursday, October 15th. Siegel was the creator of public affairs and documentary television programs. He was nominated for […]