Digital Media


July 24, 2013

WGAE Digital Caucus Visits YouTube NextLab Studios in NYC

On June 10, 2013, members of the WGAE Digital Caucus visited the YouTube NextLab studios located in the Flatiron District for an informative content-creation workshop. Chris Chan Roberson, Studio Manager/Lead Producer of YouTube’s NYC studio, introduced WGAE members  to YouTube’s various resources and programs. Highlights included a tour of production facilities, stages and editing bays, as […]

April 19, 2012

WGAE Applauds Expanded Digital Media Up-Fronts

The Writers Guild of America, East applauds the co-sponsors of the expanded Digital Content NewFronts (DCNF), which will be presented in New York from April 19 to May 3. Modeled on the traditional television industry “up fronts,” the DCNFs offer digital-content creators and distributors the opportunity to market their work and their services to online […]

March 25, 2011

Web Series Pitch Competition a Hit

“I learned that a lot of people love writing about hipsters from Williamsburg. They’re like the new gay best friend,” observed the host of our first pitching competition, comedian Wayne Federman (writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). Members pitched their web series ideas to digital media experts at our fast-paced and friendly competition. Pitches […]

February 17, 2011

Art and Commerce Meet at Digital Roundtable

On February 16, two dozen people gathered around the WGAE conference table to talk about digital media.  People who commission and distribute digital programming, people who create it, and people who want to apply their storytelling skills in this new world.  The conversation was robust and wide-ranging.  Several participants offered detailed pointers on how to […]

January 26, 2011

MBA Pattern of Demands 2011

Download the Pattern of Demands for the 2011 MBA Negotiation. Voting Deadline January 24.

December 6, 2010

WGAE Meets with FCC Commissioner Copps

On Friday, December 3, a WGAE contingent met with Michael Copps, one of the five members of the Federal Communications Commission.  We discussed the consolidation of ownership of media companies, the downward financial pressures on broadcast news, and Net Neutrality. Commissioner Copps has been a stalwart and articulate supporter of the rights of communities and […]

October 1, 2010

WGA Adds New Honors to 2011 Awards Lineup

New York and Los Angeles –The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) today announced the first-ever WGA New Media Writing Awards. In recognition of the great talent and work being exhibited on a wide variety of new media platforms, awards for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media […]

August 31, 2010

Web Series Summer Camp is a Smash Hit!

“Can we do this every week?” asked workshop leader Timothy Cooper. On the 28th, web series creators including  Mesh Flinders [Lonelygirl15], Kathleen Grace [The ‘Burg] and Martha Byrne  [Gotham], Josh Cohen the CIO of Tubefilter and many other experts came to the WGAE to lead a day of workshops for over 125 members and prospective […]

August 30, 2010

Web Series Summer Camp Workshop Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS    10:00 AM: Welcome by WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson    10:30 AM: Demystifying Branded Content    Speaker: Wilson Cleveland – senior vice president and principal of media and content development of CJP Digital    10:30 AM: Legal Basics and Intellectual Property Online    Speaker: Laverne Berry – entertainment lawyer and president of NY Women in […]

August 27, 2010

WBBM Web News Writers Vote For WGAE Representation

NEW YORK CITY — In a first for the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), web news writer/producers at  Chicago CBS station WBBM voted unanimously to be represented by the Writers Guild, East on August 26th.  These are the first news writer/producers working exclusively on web content to join the WGAE, the union that has […]