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March 11, 2010

WGAE Announces It’s Moving Downtown

Dear Writers Guild of America, East Member: You may recall that in our New Year’s letter we mentioned that we would soon have news to share about an exciting new move for the Guild. So here it is: the Guild really is moving. Downtown, at the end of June, construction gods willing. Our new address […]

January 27, 2010

Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement Information

$70 Million Age Discrimination Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval On January 22, 2010, the Los Angeles Superior Court granted preliminary approval of 19 class action lawsuits alleging age discrimination against television writers. The settlement resolves claims against most major studios, networks and talent agencies in Hollywood and, if approved, will create a settlement fund totaling $70 million. […]

January 5, 2010

WGAE Tells FCC: Net Neutrality is Critical

The Writers Guild of America, East submitted extensive comments on the importance of net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The comments were developed in response to the FCC’s  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Net Neutrality. Here are the comments the WGAE submitted: In The Matter of Preserving the Open Internet:Comments of the Writers Guild […]

September 29, 2009

WRITERS GUILD, EAST SIGNS 11 NEW DIGITAL MEDIA SIGNATORIES

NEW YORK CITY –The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has signed 11 new companies creating content for digital media. These new signatories have produced more than 12 web series currently available online and have additional series in development. The writers at these companies will become WGAE members. The organizing of these projects and writers […]

September 22, 2009

WGAE Members Take Home Emmy Awards for Writing

                                                              Congratulations to the many members of the Writers Guild of America, East who won Emmy awards.  We’re happy your hard work and contributions to […]

September 18, 2009

WGAE ’09 Council Elections

NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the nominees for its Council (order determined by lot*) today.  The term is for two years from 2009 – 2011. Michael Winship is running unopposed for President.  There are three candidates running for Vice President: Bob Schneider, Tom Phillips, and Ambrose J. Raftery.  […]

July 24, 2009

WGAE Continues Advocacy Efforts For Increased Funding For Public Media

“ Sesame Street ” Writers Advocate in Washington D.C. for Increased Funding for Public Media On Thursday, July 23, “ Sesame Street ” writers Judy Freudberg and William Levin, along with “West Wing” and “Without a Trace” writer Allison Abner,  accompanied WGA East staff to advocate for increased funding in public media. The members of […]

June 26, 2009

WGAE Takes Part in National Health Reform and Lobby Day

On June 25th, the WGAE participated in an AFL-CIO sponsored National Health Care Reform and Lobby Day in Washington D.C.  We went down together with members and staff from other talent unions including SAG, AFTRA, Actor’s Equity, and the AFM. The rally was attended by over 20,000 union members from all over the county from […]

June 16, 2009

The New Language of Disability: Navigating the Terrain

No one better understands the power and impact of words than writers. Whether they write stories for film, television or newscasts, writers’ words help shape the dialogue and public perception on issues. This influence and responsibility was the topic of the June 10th panel discussion, “The New Language of Disability: Navigating the Terrain” attended by […]