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January 2, 2009

Remembrance Of Donald Westlake

"Don Westlake was a friend and colleague whose service to the Writers Guild of America, East, especially during his years as a member of the Guild’s council, was invaluable. Not only was he a remarkably talented and prolific author of novels and screenplays, he served his union admirably as an unshakeable voice of reason,  bringing […]

December 21, 2008

Professor of Theatre, Speech & Dance and Literary Arts

Brown University seeks a Professor of Theatre, Speech & Dance and Literary Arts, beginning July 1, 2009. Candidates should be professional playwrights with a substantial production record and teaching experience in a laboratory and/or academic environment. The successful candidate will be skilled in developing new work and mentoring writers in collaboration with student actors and […]

December 12, 2008

WGAE Signs VH1’s ‘Best Week Ever’ To Guild Contract

VH1’s ‘BEST WEEK EVER’ GETS WRITERS GUILD CONTRACT   NEW YORK CITY–Writers on the VH1 comedy series “Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins” are joining  the growing ranks of New York comedy writers covered by a Writers Guild contract. The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the production company producing the show for […]

December 3, 2008

WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson Gives Writers’ Perspective on Branded Entertainment

On  December 2nd , WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson participated In a panel entitled “That’s Advertainment: The Rapid Growth Of The Branded Content Business” as part of the OnScreen Media Summit sponsored by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News magazines. Peterson urged attendees to think more carefully about “branded entertainment” strategies that go beyond sponsorship […]

September 29, 2008

WGAE Adds To Leadership Team With Hires of Marsha Seeman as Assistant Executive Director and Justin Molito as Director of Organizing.

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST ADDS SEEMAN AND MOLITO TO GUILD’S LEADERSHIP TEAM NEW YORK CITY , September 29, 2008 – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) has added two senior people to the Guild’s leadership team: Marsha Seeman and Justin Molito. Both begin at the WGAE this week. They join WGAE Executive Director […]

September 26, 2008

Writers Guild, East Members Win Primetime Emmy® Awards

Congratulations to the many members of the Writers Guild of America, East who won Emmy awards. Thank you for your contributions to the art and to our entertainment and edification. OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING GEOFFREY C. WARD, Writer               PBS The War Pride of Our Nation OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM […]

September 19, 2008

WGAE Announces Council Election Results

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST ANNOUNCES COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2008 election results for its Council. There were 10 open seats: six open Freelance seats and four open Staff seats. In the election, there were 444 valid ballots cast. The results were: Elected […]

July 1, 2008

Writers Guild, East Mentors Young Women On Television Writing

The Writers Guild of America, East teamed with Abbott House, a New York human service agency providing care for abused, neglected and abandoned children and their families, in a special program introducing young women from Bellevue Girls Group Home to the world of television writing. The month-long program culminated on June 30. As part of […]

June 27, 2008

WGAE Voices Worker’s Rights On Blackberry Work Compensation

WGAE Voices Workers’ Rights In Media Interviews on Blackberry Work Compensation Should employees be compensated for working on a blackberry when not in the office? The Writers Guild of America, East thinks so and recently represented its members at ABC News in a dispute about company-issued blackberries. The company had insisted on a comprehensive waiver […]