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January 4, 2008

E.P. Kingsley: Passionate Crusade for Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Written by Pam Vetter for American Chronicle: "'Sesame Street' is rare. For almost 40 years the writers, producers and administrators have been committed to including people with disabilities to truly represent society. But, how often do you see people with disabilities in commercials, television shows, film or theatre?" writer Emily Perl Kingsley asked. "People with […]

January 2, 2008

New Members

The Writers Guild East is pleased to welcome the following writers into our midst: Meagan E. Bond Robert E. Dizengoff Casey J. Donnellon Thomas J. Downey Wendy E. Gillette Nicole Kassell Jacquelyn L. Marrero Richard Menello Damien Neita Arun S. Rath William Max Weiskopf You should check out our About section. You'll find, among other […]

December 28, 2007

Back To Writing For Late Show Bloggers

By Brian Stelter   The return, with writers, of "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Jan. 2 will likely mean the end of LateShowWritersOnStrike.com, a blog by the show's writing staff that quickly became a popular source for strike riffs and rants. The blog served as an outlet for jokes the writers couldn't pitch […]

December 26, 2007

Baltimore Strikes Back

Baltimore and DC have played host to many great movies and television shows over the years — The Wedding Crashers, Hairspray, Minority Report, The Wire and Avalon, to name a few. The Washington Times covered the rally.     Actors Sonja Sohn, left, and Jeffrey Pratt Gordon, center, from the television show 'The Wire' talk […]

December 26, 2007

Out of Town but Not Out of Sight

Click here to read how WGA members and supporters are taking to the streets across the country and be sure to check below for pictures and video updates!   December 21: Cleveland, OH Photos & News Clips | Video           December 21: Atlanta, GA Photo Gallery           […]

December 24, 2007

Audio: The Diane Rehm Show Covers the WGA Strike

With guest host: Steve Roberts Charlie Rubin, WGAE writer-producer, "Law and Order: Criminal Intent;" director of New York University's television writing program at the Tisch School of the Arts. Nikki Finke, columnist for "LA Weekly;" she blogs at www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com Dean Valentine, former CEO of the UPN television network; former president of Walt Disney Television; now […]

October 22, 2007

Facing Competition, iTunes Revs Up Its Film Section

By DAVID M. HALBFINGER LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 – When Edward Burns's latest romantic comedy, "Purple Violets," had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, it drew positive reviews, but only lukewarm offers from movie distributors. Mr. Burns, the director of indie favorites like "The Brothers McMullen" and "She's the One," but whose […]

October 18, 2007

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Signs Comedy Central Extension

Broadcasting & Cable has the exclusive: Jon Stewart signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Comedy Central through Dec. 31, 2010. Stewart informed his staff of the news Thursday afternoon and a formal announcement is expected shortly. The length of the extension coincides with the 2010 expiration of David Letterman's deal at […]

October 18, 2007

Fright Flights

Matthew Hays at the Montreal Mirror reports: Among the insane policies justified by post-9/11 panic, extraordinary rendition stands as one of the worst. Simply put, the action allows government agencies to ignore the basic human rights of suspects-effectively bypassing national and international law-by abducting people on tenuous evidence, flying them to secret prisons in faraway […]

October 17, 2007

Judy Crichton, Producer of “American Experience”, Dies at 77

Judy Crichton was a wise and admired member of the Writers Guild, East, council until her illness forced her to resign her a year and a half ago. Not only did she receive several Writers Guild Awards for her work, in 1998, she was honored with the Guild's Evelyn F. Burkey Award, presented in recognition […]