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March 13, 2018

NYTVF Scripts Competition: Submission Discount for WGA East Members

NYTVF SCRIPTS Submission Discount for WGA East Members The 2018 NYTVF Scripts Competition is accepting comedy and drama TV pilot scripts for consideration NOW through March 28. Official Selections will be shared with the largest collection of buyers, agents, managers, and TV decision-makers on the Festival landscape. In 2017, NYTVF Scripts Official Selections met with representatives […]

March 13, 2018

Call For Submissions: TV Pilots Resurrected

*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS* The Writers Guild of America, East’s popular TV Pilots Resurrected competition is back! This summer we will feature readings of one comedy and one drama, each a previously unproduced television pilot. The readings will be cast, directed and performed by experienced industry professionals and a Q&A with the writer(s) will follow each reading. A […]

February 15, 2018

Photos: 2018 Writers Guild Awards (Ceremony, Red Carpet, Backstage)

On February 11, 2018, the Writers Guild of America, East hosted the 2018 Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom. The ceremony was hosted by writer and comic Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Presenters who appeared in New York City included Golden Globe-winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); Emmy Award-winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale); SAG Award-winner Anna […]

February 15, 2018

Watch: 2018 Writers Guild Awards (Full Ceremony, Opening Monologue, Honorary Awards)

On February 11, 2018, the Writers Guild of America, East hosted the 2018 Writers Guild Awards at New York’s Edison Ballroom. The ceremony was hosted by writer and comic Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Presenters who appeared in New York City included Golden Globe-winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); Emmy Award-winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale); SAG Award-winner Anna […]

January 23, 2018

Slate Employees Vote to Unionize with Writers Guild of America, East

A majority of employees at Slate, a news website which has been a fixture in the digital media industry for over twenty years, voted today in favor of the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) as their representative in collective bargaining.

January 11, 2018

Vox Media Unionizes with WGA East

Vox Media Unionizes with the Writers Guild of America, East NEW YORK, NY (January 11, 2018) – In a move that demonstrates the essential role of unions and collective bargaining in the world of digital news, Vox Media has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representative of […]

January 8, 2018

Writers Guild Awards: Vote for Best Film Screenplays & Television Series

The FINAL voting period to determine the winners for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards will be open as of 1pm today for the following categories: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ADAPTED SCREENPLAY COMEDY SERIES DRAMATIC SERIES NEW SERIES Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga Your username is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The […]

January 3, 2018

Writers Guild Awards: Preliminary Screenplay Voting Ends Today

Preliminary voting closes later today for Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. Your vote will help determine the nominees. Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga Your username is your last name (case sensitive) and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The deadline is today, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018, 3PM EST/12 PM PST.  The 70th Annual WGA Awards will take place […]

November 13, 2017

WGAE Negotiates Transition for Unit Employees at DNAinfo/Gothamist

NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2017) – The DNAinfo/Gothamist bargaining committee, working with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), has negotiated an agreement that includes substantial gains beyond the initial offer made by management. Terms of the agreement include: Each employee will receive three months of full pay and benefits, even if they obtain […]

November 13, 2017

WGAE Resolution of Support for Inauguration Arrestees and Political Protesters

Writers Guild of America, East Resolution of Support for Inauguration Arrestees and Political Protesters The Writers Guild of America, East’s Council adopted the following resolution: WHEREAS, attacks on free speech and the right to protest strike at the very heart of what it means to be a writer, and WHEREAS when thousands of citizens convened […]