November 7, 2014

New Option for Uninsured Members: Working America Health Care

The Writers Guild of America, East has partnered with Working America Health Care and Union Plus to assist members in obtaining individual health insurance. Working America is an AFL-CIO sponsored advocacy group that offers this service to help you find the best and most affordable health insurance, sign up for a plan and take advantage […]

October 29, 2014

RECAP: Produced By: New York

WGAE member Melissa Hilfers wrote a recap of the first Produced By: New York conference for the WGAE Write On Blog. The conference, which featured writers like Terence Winter, James Schamus, Jenni Konner, Darren Aronofsky and Barbara Hall, was presented by the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, East was an affiliate partner. You can […]

October 20, 2014

RECAP: What’s So Funny About Climate Change? (Video)

The WGAE partnered with Hollywood, Health & Society to co-sponsor  “What’s So Funny About Climate Change?,” a panel on why comedy gets global warming right and how to best communicate the biggest story of our time. The panel featured the legendary Norman Lear, along with Rory Albanese, Chris Albers, Lizz Winstead,  Lyn Lear, Sidney Harris  and Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D. Check out our full event recap […]

October 6, 2014

Interview: Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair, “High Maintenance”

The WGAE Write On Blog interviewed Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, co-creators and writers of the critically acclaimed web series HIGH MAINTENANCE. You can read the interview here. 

September 24, 2014

RECAP: “Master The Art Of Pitching Your Project” (VIDEO)

The WGAE Write On Blog has posted a recap and videos from “Master The Art of Pitching Your Project,”a panel discussion co-presented by The Writers Guild of America, East and New York Women in Film & Television. The event took place September 22nd and featured Jennifer Wilkov, who specializes in helping writers build a platform for their work and polish their pitch. Check […]

September 23, 2014

RECAP: “What’s So Funny About Climate Change?” with Norman Lear

The WGAE and Hollywood, Health & Society kicked off Climate Week NYC with “What’s So Funny About Climate Change?,” an all-star panel that featured the great Norman Lear, Rory Albanese, Chris Albers, Sidney Harris, Lizz Winstead, Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D., Michael Winship and Marty Kaplan. Check out our event recap and photos here.

September 23, 2014

Writers In Treatment’s Founder Leonard Buschel on the Reel Recovery Film Festival

Leonard Buschel has written a guest post for the WGAE Write On Blog about why he founded Writers In Treatment, a non-profit dedicated to helping writers with alcohol and/or drug addictions, and what to expect from the New York edition of the REEL Recovery Film Festival, which runs September 26 through October 2 at QuadCinema in New […]

September 12, 2014

Flu Shots for WGAE Members

The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic Flu Shot schedule for 2014 is shown below. Flu shots will be provided to WGAE members, but not their* spouses or other family members. Many thanks to the Actors Fund. Tuesday, October 14th, 9:30 to 12:00 AM Thursday, October 23rd, 9:30 to 12:00 PM Monday, November 3rd, 1:30 to […]

September 11, 2014

Washington Post runs WGAE op-ed on nonfiction TV working conditions

The Washington Post has run an op-ed by WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson on unsafe and unfair working conditions in nonfiction television. In the essay, Lowell details how and why the Guild is working to make reality TV workplace conditions more like those in the rest of the business. You can read Lowell’s powerful essay […]

September 4, 2014

Screening: SHADOWS FROM MY PAST at Quadcinema

Jerome Coopersmith (HAWAII FIVE-O, ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS) welcomes all WGA members to see Gita Kaufman’s SHADOWS FROM MY PAST for free at Quadcinema (34 West 13th Street, NYC).