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May 2, 2014

Gary Lennon’s ‘Dates and Nuts’ Announces West Coast Premiere

Gary Lennon (Orange is the New Black) proudly announces the West Coast premiere of his sweet and crazy romantic comedy Dates and Nuts on May 31 at Bootleg Theater.   Eve, an animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City after just being dumped by her fiancé—for […]

May 1, 2014

Screenwriters Workshop Looking For New Members

Looking for a supportive writers group where you can get solid feedback on your new script? The Screenwriters Workshop at the WGAE has been meeting for four years and is looking for new members. The Workshop has openings for screenwriters/television writers/web writers who are actively working on new projects, including full or partial scripts, treatments, […]

February 6, 2014

Robert Seidman’s acclaimed novel now in paperback

Moments Captured, the latest novel from WGAE member Robert Seidman, is now available in paperback.  Moments Captured is the captivating story of two indelible individuals and a shattering murder in latenineteenth-century San Francisco. An epic saga of young America flexing its muscle, it is roughly based on the life of the great photographer Edward Muybridge. Crossing the country […]

November 19, 2013

Union Plus Presents: 30 Days of Holiday Cheer

Union Plus is going to spread holiday cheer this holiday season with our "30 Days of Union Cheer" Sweepstakes! For 30 days, 30 union members will win one of 30 gifts from the Union Plus discount programs. The contest launched last Friday, November 15, and runs through Saturday, December 14—one winner will be selected for […]

July 16, 2012

“The Virago,” by Henry Bean, in next issue of McSweeney’s

"The Virago," a story about a Hollywood agent by Henry Bean, is in the new issue of McSweeney’s due out next week. The magazine appears only in print form, but you can get it in bookstores or online from McSweeney’s.

July 9, 2012

Richard Vetere, has a new book of poetry The Other Colors in a Snow Storm being published by Bordighera Press

Lifetime and Current Member of the WGA East Richard Vetere has a new book of poetry THE OTHER COLORS IN A SNOW STORM being published by Bordighera Press. It will be available on Amazon this summer.  This is his third book published book of poetry since A DREAM OF ANGELS was published by Northwoods Press […]

November 18, 2011

On Bookshelves: “An Available Man,” by WGAE member Hilma Wolitzer

“I’m completely in love with this particular available man, and with the words that brought him to life for me. This book is very dear to my heart. What a gratifying read: wit! poignancy! authenticity! I asked myself constantly, How does Hilma Wolitzer do it?”—Elinor Lipman, author of THEN SHE FOUND ME “Families are Wolitzer’s […]

July 14, 2011

WGAE Members Nominated for Primetime, News and Documentary Emmy Awards in Writing 2011

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy SeriesLouie • Poker/Divorce • FX Networks • FX ProductionsLouis C.K., Written ByOutstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy SeriesThe Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina ProductionsBarry Julien, Head WriterStephen Colbert, WriterTom Purcell, WriterRichard Dahm, WriterMichael Brumm, WriterRob Dubbin, WriterPeter Gwinn, WriterJay […]

May 4, 2011

Gary Lennon’s play The Interlopers debuting in LA

A WORLD PREMIERE. The Interlopers, "a Romeo and Juliet story centered in the transgender world. The play explores the themes of identity and the fluidity of change and evolution and the struggle we all encounter when we try our best to be our authentic selves. Kurt Cobain said it best with, ‘I’d rather be hated […]

March 25, 2011

Web Series Pitch Competition a Hit

“I learned that a lot of people love writing about hipsters from Williamsburg. They’re like the new gay best friend,” observed the host of our first pitching competition, comedian Wayne Federman (writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). Members pitched their web series ideas to digital media experts at our fast-paced and friendly competition. Pitches […]