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March 4, 2009

Horton Foote Has Died At 92

Horton Foote, who chronicled America’s wistful odyssey through the 20th century in plays and films mostly set in a small town in Texas and left a literary legacy as one of the country’s foremost storytellers, died in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday. He was 92.  Foote wrote screenplays including Tender Mercies, To Kill A Mockingbird and […]

February 8, 2009

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2009 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

    New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) announced the winners of the 2009 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies on Saturday, February 7th at the […]

February 8, 2009

61st Annual Writers Guild Awards At The Hudson Theatre

61st Annual Writers Guild Awards At The Hudson Theatre John Oliver of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart hosted the East Coast show, which was held in the historic Hudson Theatre at the Millenium Broadway Hotel. Presenters appearing at the show included: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Talia Balsam, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, Marshall Brickman, […]

February 3, 2009

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST’S EVELYN F. BURKEY AWARD

NEW YORK CITY – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has been selected to receive the Writers Guild of America, East’s (WGAE) Evelyn F. Burkey Award. The prestigious award is given in recognition of contributions that have brought honor and dignity to writers everywhere. CPJ Board Chairman Paul Steiger and Executive Director Joel Simon will […]

January 30, 2009

Chair, MFA in Creative Writing

Antioch University Santa Barbara is seeking a full-time Chair for the MFA in Creative Writing for Visual Media Program.  The Chair of the MFA Program in Creative Writing for Visual Media is responsible for administering this proposed new program, including hiring and supervision of faculty, leading efforts to recruit and retain faculty and students, and developing a strategy […]

January 29, 2009

JOHN OLIVER TO HOST 61ST ANNUAL WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS

NEW YORK CITY –  John Oliver, correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, has been named host of the 61st Annual Writers Guild of America Awards’ New York ceremony. The awards will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at New York City’s Hudson Theatre. A correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart […]

January 28, 2009

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST HUNTER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

NEW YORK CITY –  John Patrick Shanley has been chosen to receive the Writers Guild of America East’s (WGAE) Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing.  The award is given “in honor of a lifetime body of work as a writer in motion pictures or television.”  He will receive his award at the […]

January 15, 2009

NORMAN STILES TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST HERB SARGENT AWARD FOR COMEDY EXCELLENCE

NEW YORK CITY– Norman Stiles has been selected to receive the 2009 Writers Guild of America, East’s (WGAE) Herb Sargent Award For Comedy Excellence. The award is given to a writer who has shown excellence in comedy writing and who has inspired others through leadership and mentoring. Stiles will receive his award at the 61st […]

January 15, 2009

WGAE Urges Funding For Public Broadcasting

NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is urging the incoming Obama administration and new Congress to increase appropriations for public broadcasting. Hundreds of the WGAE’s members write and produce programming for public television, including such important and popular series as Frontline, Nova, Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, and American Experience, […]

January 6, 2009

CHRIS ALBERS AND TOM FONTANA TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST RICHARD B. JABLOW AWARD

NEW YORK CITY–  Chris Albers and Tom Fontana have been selected to receive the Writers Guild of America, East’s (WGAE) Richard B. Jablow Award for devoted service to the Guild.  The award was created in honor of Richard B. Jablow, who helped found the WGAE, authored its constitution, and served as its first counsel. Albers […]