Digital Media


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 […]

August 26, 2010

Web Series Day Camp: Sold Out!

This Saturday WGAE is hosting over a hundred writers and other web series professionals for a full day of workshops. Registration is at capacity but if you would like to learn about future events contact . We will be tweeting the eventon Saturday and will share key findings with you on our site.

June 29, 2010

WGAE talks with FCC Chair about film, piracy and the future of journalism

Michael Winship led a Q&A with Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Silverdocs Festival. The Chairman said “The most important thing we can do with this new medium … is to make sure … the Internet is open for content creators…" Read more here.

May 26, 2010

WGAE Issues Statement on Net Neutrality

“The Writers Guild of America, East is deeply troubled by the report in the May 2 Washington Post suggesting that FCC Chair Julius Genachowski is ‘leaning toward’ a decision not to reclassify broadband as a ‘telecommunications service’ under Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC can and must act decisively to protect the Internet […]

January 4, 2010

WGAE Digital Media Signatories Triple in 2009

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST’SDIGITAL MEDIA SIGNATORIES TRIPLE IN 2009Signings Skyrocket under Writers Guild 2.0 New Media Initiative NEW YORK CITY – Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) added 22 digital media companies as signatories in 2009. Thirty writers have become guild members as a result of digital media work covered by guild contracts this […]

December 14, 2009

WGA East Members Win the Channy Awards in Two Categories

NEW YORK CITY – The WGA signatory web series, "9 AM Meeting", received two awards for Best Writing and Best Special FX or Animation at Channel 101’s 2nd annual New York Channy Awards on Thursday, December 10th at Manhattan ‘s 92YTribeca.  “9 AM Meeting”  is penned by Dan McCoy (contributor for "Late Night With Jimmy […]