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July 23, 2008

Writers Guild Members Rule Emmy® Nominations For Primetime, News and Documentaries

Writers Guild Members Rule Primetime Emmy Nominations Congratulations to the 76 members of the Writers Guild of America, East who have been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for writing. That’s right, seventy-six. In fact, all of the shows nominated in the Variety, Music, or Comedy category are WGAE shows – Conan, Letterman, SNL, Colbert, and […]

June 10, 2008

Remembrance Of Yanna Kroyt Brandt

Those of you who knew her will be shocked, as I was, to learn that Yanna met an untimely death as a result of an automobile accident on the Saw Mill River Parkway on June 6, 2008. A writer, director, and producer, she was a long-time member of the Writers Guild of America, East, as […]

April 9, 2008

THERESA REBECK: “THREE GIRLS AND THEIR BROTHER”

Entitled Three Girls And Their Brother, the book hits bookstores beginning April 8th.

April 3, 2008

2008 PEABODY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Upon hearing of The Colbert Report's award, Stephen Colbert, a WGAE member, responded, "I proudly accept this award and begrudgingly forgive the Peabody Committee for taking three years to recognize greatness. On a personal note, I'd like to say that I've long been a fan of Mr. Peabody, as well as his boy Sherman," he […]

April 3, 2008

BERNARDO RUIZ: “AMERICAN EXPERIENCE” ON ROBERTO CLEMENTE

Ruiz wrote, produced and directed the documentary about the exceptional baseball player and committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination to become baseball's first Latino superstar. After its April 21st airing, a Spanish-language version will be available for free viewing online at  http://pbs.org/americanexperience.  

February 20, 2008

Give This Man A Pencil

By ROBIN FINN Published: February 15, 2008 THE identity of the littlest conference room inside the headquarters of the Writers Guild of America East is situation-dependent: sometimes it functions as a law library, sometimes as the caucus room for mini-negotiations deemed too private to conduct in full conference mode. Writers are secretive: Think soap opera […]

February 6, 2008

Robert Cunniff Remembered

Cunniff had a long career first as a print journalist and then transitioning into television. His credits include working as co-writer and editor for CBS News' Calendar, writer for the Today Show and The Dick Cavett Show, and writer/producer for Sesame Street, for which he won an Emmy. He also worked on Good Morning America, […]

February 3, 2008

My Morning with Reverend Al

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-grossman/my-morning-with-reverend-_b_83948.html

January 30, 2008

Striking WGAE Writers Have Different Story Lines

Unscripted Lives Striking Television Writers Have Different Story Lines But None of Them Knows How This Chapter Will End By Paul Farhi Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, January 30, 2008; C01 NEW YORK Over the course of just a few months last year, Simon Rich went from college graduation to a job writing for "Saturday […]