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March 4, 2009

Horton Foote Has Died At 92

Horton Foote, who chronicled America’s wistful odyssey through the 20th century in plays and films mostly set in a small town in Texas and left a literary legacy as one of the country’s foremost storytellers, died in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday. He was 92.  Foote wrote screenplays including Tender Mercies, To Kill A Mockingbird and […]

January 28, 2009

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST HUNTER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

NEW YORK CITY –  John Patrick Shanley has been chosen to receive the Writers Guild of America East’s (WGAE) Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing.  The award is given “in honor of a lifetime body of work as a writer in motion pictures or television.”  He will receive his award at the […]

January 15, 2009

NORMAN STILES TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST HERB SARGENT AWARD FOR COMEDY EXCELLENCE

NEW YORK CITY– Norman Stiles has been selected to receive the 2009 Writers Guild of America, East’s (WGAE) Herb Sargent Award For Comedy Excellence. The award is given to a writer who has shown excellence in comedy writing and who has inspired others through leadership and mentoring. Stiles will receive his award at the 61st […]

January 6, 2009

CHRIS ALBERS AND TOM FONTANA TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST RICHARD B. JABLOW AWARD

NEW YORK CITY–  Chris Albers and Tom Fontana have been selected to receive the Writers Guild of America, East’s (WGAE) Richard B. Jablow Award for devoted service to the Guild.  The award was created in honor of Richard B. Jablow, who helped found the WGAE, authored its constitution, and served as its first counsel. Albers […]

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 30, 2008

Onstage, Tackling Ambition and Crime

By Patricia Cohen New York Times December 30, 2008   “Serial killers are really not that interesting,” Gina Gionfriddo remarked matter-of-factly. She was picking at a salad in the back of a Midtown restaurant about a block away from Second Stage Theater, where she has just come from a rehearsal for her new play, “Becky […]

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 11, 2008

James Schamus To Receive Trailblazer Award

Focus Features CEO James Schamus To Receive Trailblazer Award Focus Features CEO James Schamus will be honored with the Trailblazer Awards at the 9th annual Woodstock Film Festival. The award-winning writer/producer and active WGAE member will receive his award at the festival's awards ceremony on October 4th. "We are honored and delighted to be presenting […]

August 27, 2008

WGAE Members Selected As Humanitas Prize Finalists

WGAE Members Selected As Finalists For Humanitas Prize Congratulations to Guild members Sarah Treem, Tom McCarthy, George Pelecanos, and David Simon, who are finalists for Humanitas Prizes. Sara was selected in the 30-minute TV category for "In Treatment: Sophie Week 2". Tom was selected in the Sundance Feature Film category for "The Visitor". George and […]

August 21, 2008

IN MEMORY OF TAD MOSEL

A steadfast member of Writers Guild of America, East, Tad was a prolific writer of anthology dramas for such shows as Philco Playhouse, Studio One, and Playhouse 90. He also wrote plays for the stage, including the Pulizer Prize winning "All The Way Home," adapted from James Agee's "A Death In The Family." As a […]