March 5, 2010

WGAE Council Member Phil Pilato’s Journey

Phil Pilato is an editor and service aide at 1010 WINS and a WGAE Council member. In December, Phil was diagnosed with breast cancer. He is trying to help others with the same devastating disease by blogging his experiences and feelings dealing with his diagnosis and treatment. Read his <link http://www.1010wins.com/Blog–Phil-s-Journey/6382858 – external-link-new-window "Opens external link […]

December 14, 2009

WGA East Members Win the Channy Awards in Two Categories

NEW YORK CITY – The WGA signatory web series, "9 AM Meeting", received two awards for Best Writing and Best Special FX or Animation at Channel 101’s 2nd annual New York Channy Awards on Thursday, December 10th at Manhattan ‘s 92YTribeca.  “9 AM Meeting”  is penned by Dan McCoy (contributor for "Late Night With Jimmy […]

August 6, 2009

Budd Schulberg, ‘On The Waterfront’ Screenwriter, Dies at 95

In Remembrance of Budd Schulberg “We note the passing of our colleague Budd Schulberg, a longtime member of the Writers Guild of America, East Council. Budd will especially be remembered for four great contributions to American literature: the acerbic Hollywood novel “What Makes Sammy Run?,” his boxing world novel “The Harder They Fall,” the Academy […]

July 17, 2009

Writers Guild, East Members Capture 116 Emmy Nominations For Writing

Writers Guild, East Members Capture 116 Emmy Nominations Congratulations to the 116 members of the Writers Guild of America, East who have been nominated for Primetime, Daytime, News and Documentary Emmy Awards for writing.  These nominations confirm that our members are the best in the business.   Our Emmy-nominated members are:   Outstanding Writing: Comedy […]

July 3, 2009


The Writers Guild of America, East is pleased  to congratulate our members whose efforts contributed to the thirteen 2009 Edward R. Murrow Awards bestowed by the Radio-Television News Directors Association for excellence in electronic journalism. The work of Guild members makes excellent newscasts possible. The awards are a resounding validation of our efforts to promote […]

May 27, 2009

James V. (J.V.) Hart to Receive Screenwriting Inspiration Award

Acclaimed screenwriter James V. (J.V.) Hart will be honored with the Screenwriting Inspiration Award at the Connecticut Film Festival. The award, which is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Film Festival and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) at a special reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, June 4th at the Tarrywile Mansion in Danbury, CT. […]

April 14, 2009


Jerome Coopersmith’s one-act play "The Other Side" will have its British premiere May 16, 2009, under the auspices of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. The play, about the actual meeting of Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was first staged in New York in January, 2008.  Jerry and his wife Judy will be in London for rehearsals, performance, […]

April 2, 2009

WGAE Members Selected As Peabody Award Winners

The awards keep coming in for Writers Guild, East members. WGAE members were among the recently named winners of the 2008 Peabody Award.  Saturday Night Live is being awarded for political satire which, the Peabody ’s say, “ stole the election-year thunder from its satirical competition on cable and may have swayed the race itself.” […]

March 5, 2009


Jane Shepard’s new collection of short plays, entitled KickAss Plays For Women, has  been picked up by Samuel French. In addition, Jane also has a book of monologues, Meaty Monologues, in print. Both can be found at www.Kickass-plays.com