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February 16, 2011

Guild Members Learn Final Cut Pro in Our Digital Education Program

As part of our digital media education program the WGAE developed and presented free, hands-on courses in Final Cut Pro (FPC) in 2010 and earlier this year. The first class was an intensive intro to FCP software at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) with funding provided by the Consortium for Worker Education. With […]

January 28, 2011

Mourning the passing of Tony Geiss

Tony delighted and nurtured generations of viewers of “Sesame Street,” where he worked for nearly 40 years, winning 22 Emmys for both script-writing and song-writing. <br /><br />In addition to a long list of television-writing accomplishments and awards, Tony co-wrote three films with Judy Freudberg: "Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird," "An American Tail," and […]

November 10, 2010

London Theatrical Debut for Member Gary Lennon

WGAE member Gary Lennon will make his British theatrical debut with a production of his play .45 to be staged at Hampstead Theatre’s studio Downstairs space, beginning performances Nov. 2 for a run through Nov. 27. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7722 9301, or visit www.hampsteadtheatre.com. Also check out his facebook […]

September 17, 2010

Writers Guild of America, East Announces Council Election Results

NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2010 election results for its Council. There were 10 open seats: six Freelance seats and four Staff seats. In the election, there were 387 valid ballots cast. The results were:Elected as Freelance members on the Council were: Gina Gionfriddo (i) (188, 48.6%**), […]

July 28, 2010

Plays Written by Garry Lennon Opening in London and LA

Member Garry Lennon, a writer/producer for the acclaimed new FX series Justified, has a new play called .45 opening at the Hampstead Theater in London. The show will run from Nov 2-27. Tickets are available online here and here..45 will be directed by Wilson Milan (The Lt. of Inishmore) A second play by Lennon, The […]

July 14, 2010

WGAE Members Nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in Writing 2010

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Glee • Pilot – Director’s Cut • FOX • Ian Brennan, Writer 30 Rock • Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter • NBCTina Fey, WriterKay Cannon, Writer Outstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesFriday Night Lights • The Son • DirecTV Rolin Jones, Writer Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or […]

May 27, 2010

Be heard! Vote on Credits Amendments by June 17

Dog ate your mail? If so, you may have missed proposed amendments to the Screen and Television Credits Manuals that were mailed to members. Never fear, they are online here.  You owe it to yourself and to your fellow writers to review the amendments and vote on them by June 17. If for some reason […]

May 26, 2010

A Conversation with WGAE President Michael Winship

Writers Guild of America, East President Michael Winship, senior writer of Bill Moyers Journal, will be the featured guest at WXXI-TV’s A Conversation with Michael Winship on Saturday, April 17th. The event, which is part of the public broadcasting station’s fund-raising/membership drive, will recognize Bill Moyers Journal, which ends its three-year run on PBS at […]

March 11, 2010

Writers Guild Members Win Oscars & Independent Spirit Awards

Congratulations to Geoffrey Fletcher for winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. Fletcher also won Best First Screenplay from the Independent Spirit Awards. Mark Boal won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for The Hurt Locker. Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber took home Best Screenplay for (500) […]