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October 24, 2017

Writers Guild Awards: Online Voting

Voting for the Writers Guild Awards will be conducted in two (2) rounds: • Preliminary voting will determine nominees. • Final voting will determine winners. Members in good standing are eligible to vote according to the schedule below. BEST DRAMATIC SERIES • BEST COMEDY SERIES • BEST NEW SERIES • Preliminary Voting Period is OPEN […]

July 17, 2017

2018 Writers Guild Awards: Call For Submissions

Submissions for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards are now open. Eligibility rules and online submission forms are available below. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Series: Drama, Comedy and New Series 8:30 PM EDT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 Television, New Media, Radio, Promotional Writing and Graphic Art & Graphic Animation 8:30 PM EDT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 Theatrical: Original […]

May 8, 2017

WGA Statement on FCC Investigating Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2017) – The following is a joint statement from Writers Guild of America, East President Michael Winship and Writers Guild of America, West President Howard Rodman: “As presidents of the Writers Guilds of America, East and West, we were appalled to read recent remarks by Federal Communications Commission […]

April 28, 2017

Contract Bulletin: The Cost of Settling is Reasonable

April 28, 2017 During this negotiation writers have raised legitimate concerns about declining compensation in the face of growing industry profits. The WGA has proposed reasonable solutions that would allow writers to share in a small portion of the success they have helped create. We estimate that our current proposals would cost a total of […]

April 24, 2017

WGA Strike Authorization Vote Results

NEW YORK, NY (April 24, 2017) – The results of our strike authorization vote are now in. The vote results pertain only to members currently working under the Minimum Basic Agreement, which is the contract covering writers of film and television. Writers Guild of America, East members can CLICK HERE to find the results of […]

April 19, 2017

How To Vote Online for Strike Authorization

Your 2017 MBA Negotiating Committee, WGAE Council and WGAW Board of Directors have unanimously requested membership approval of a strike authorization in connection with our ongoing MBA negotiations. To make your voice heard, please vote now by clicking on the following link: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wgasav. For additional information on the Strike Authorization Vote, WGAE members can log-in […]

April 19, 2017

(Photos) 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Screenwriters Celebration

Last night, the Writers Guild of America, East’s Indie Film Caucus hosted its annual celebration of sccreenwriters with projects premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. At the pre-party dinner, WGAE Vice President Jeremy Pikser (BULWORTH) and Rebecca Miller (MAGGIE’S PLAN) toasted Writers Guild Award-nominee and first-time feature filmmaker Damon Cardasis. Damon’s wrote and directed SATURDAY CHURCH, […]

April 17, 2017

WGA-AMPTP Statement on Contract Negotiations

Los Angeles – The WGA and the AMPTP have agreed to resume negotiations on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. ###

April 13, 2017

(WATCH) Vote YES on Strike Authorization

Eric Wallace, Matthew Weiner, Luvh Rakhe, Kate Erickson, Zoanne Clack, Glen Mazzara, Aaron Mendelsohn, Meredith Stiehm, and Carleton Eastlake talk about the importance of saying yes to the strike authorization vote. For information about the strike authorization vote, member meetings, and WGA contract negotiations, go to CONTRACT 2017.

April 7, 2017

Contract Bulletin: What Happened to the Screen Business?

What Happened to the Screen Business? Employment of screenwriters has been at lower levels in recent years than in previous periods. Tight spending policies adopted by the studios have driven some of the worst abuses to high levels. Free rewrites, pre-writes, roundtables, sweepstakes pitching and late payments are all symptoms of the studios starving the […]