April 28, 2016

Urbanworld Film Festival – Original Screenplay Competition

URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Urbanworld Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, to be held September 21 – 25, 2016 in NYC. The festival includes screenings of narrative features, documentaries, short films, and spotlight films along with Q&A sessions and moderated panels. UW also offers live staged […]

April 11, 2016

CBS News Writers 2016-2019 Contract Ratification Information

WGAE and WGAW current members in good standing employed in a CBS staff news shop are eligible to vote whether to ratify the 2016-2019 Tentative Agreement reached between CBS and the Writers Guild’s of America, East and West. Members’ ballots were mailed on April 6, 2016 and must be returned to their respective Guild office […]

February 20, 2015

WGAE member Richard Cannon Died

Richard Anthony Cannon of Old Bridge, N.J., beloved husband, father, and grandfather and award-winning broadcast journalist, died suddenly on February 11. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara, a former mayor of Old Bridge, and his children Lisa and Alison, both of Burlington, Vt., Julia, of Plainsboro […]

February 4, 2015

EVENT: Andrew Bergman On Taking HONEYMOON IN VEGAS From Screen To Broadway

WGAE member Andrew Bergman wrote the book for the Broadway hit Honeymoon in Vegas, based on his 1992 film HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. On March 15th, Bergman will be participating in HONEYMOON IN VEGAS: Conversation & Performance with the Cast & Creative Team of the Hit Broadway Show  at 92Y – Buttenwieser Hall (1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY‎). WGA members get […]

January 13, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards: Final Voting

The FINAL voting period to determine the winners for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards will be open as of 12pm today for the following categories: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ADAPTED SCREENPLAY COMEDY SERIES DRAMATIC SERIES NEW SERIES Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga/login.cfm Your username is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The […]

October 6, 2014

Interview: Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair, “High Maintenance”

The WGAE Write On Blog interviewed Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, co-creators and writers of the critically acclaimed web series HIGH MAINTENANCE. You can read the interview here. 

September 23, 2014

Writers In Treatment’s Founder Leonard Buschel on the Reel Recovery Film Festival

Leonard Buschel has written a guest post for the WGAE Write On Blog about why he founded Writers In Treatment, a non-profit dedicated to helping writers with alcohol and/or drug addictions, and what to expect from the New York edition of the REEL Recovery Film Festival, which runs September 26 through October 2 at QuadCinema in New […]

September 12, 2014

Flu Shots for WGAE Members

The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic Flu Shot schedule for 2014 is shown below. Flu shots will be provided to WGAE members, but not their* spouses or other family members. Many thanks to the Actors Fund. Tuesday, October 14th, 9:30 to 12:00 AM Thursday, October 23rd, 9:30 to 12:00 PM Monday, November 3rd, 1:30 to […]

September 11, 2014

Washington Post runs WGAE op-ed on nonfiction TV working conditions

The Washington Post has run an op-ed by WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson on unsafe and unfair working conditions in nonfiction television. In the essay, Lowell details how and why the Guild is working to make reality TV workplace conditions more like those in the rest of the business. You can read Lowell’s powerful essay […]

September 4, 2014

Screening: SHADOWS FROM MY PAST at Quadcinema

Jerome Coopersmith (HAWAII FIVE-O, ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS) welcomes all WGA members to see Gita Kaufman’s SHADOWS FROM MY PAST for free at Quadcinema (34 West 13th Street, NYC).