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December 17, 2015

Don’t Delay. Recognize #HuffPostUnion Today

NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2015) – Two weeks ago, The Huffington Post’s staff formally asked management to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) as its collective bargaining representative. Management has yet to recognize the union. Now, the WGAE and The Huffington Post Organizing Committee are asking management, “Don’t delay. Recognize #HuffPostUnion […]

December 14, 2015

Senator Al Franken to Receive WGAE’s Evelyn F. Burkey Award at 2016 Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK, NY (December 14, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Senator Al Franken will receive the Evelyn F. Burkey Award at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on February 13, 2016. The Burkey Award recognizes a person or organization whose contributions have brought honor and […]

December 1, 2015

2016 WGA Awards Online Voting – Preliminary Screenplay

Preliminary voting begins today, December 1st, for Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. Your vote will help determine the nominees. Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga For all Awards voting, your username is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The deadline for Preliminary Voting for the Screenplay Awards is MONDAY, JANUARY 4, […]

November 19, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Preliminary Voting for Nominees (Drama, Comedy and New Series)

Preliminary voting to determine the nominees for the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for Drama, Comedy and New Series ends TUESDAY, November 24, 2015, 3PM EST/12 PM PST. Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga For all Awards voting, your login is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. If you are unable to […]

November 6, 2015

Variety Insight Available at 50% Discount to WGAE members

The Writers Guild of America, East has entered into a Members Benefit partnership with Variety Insight, a leading entertainment data solution that provides verified, timely and accurate metadata around people, projects and companies in the global entertainment business. WGA East members can take advantage of a 50% discount for an annual subscription simply by contacting ethan.markovitz@variety.com or […]

October 13, 2015

RIP Marc Siegel, Jablow Award Recipient + Five-Time WGA Winner

The WGAE remembers Marc Siegel, who died at his home in Okeh Owenge, New Mexico on October 11th, 2015. Services will be held in New York at Riverside Memorial Chapel (180 West 76th Street) at 11:30 AM on Thursday, October 15th. Siegel was the creator of public affairs and documentary television programs. He was nominated for […]

October 1, 2015

APPROACHING DEADLINE: 2016 WGA Awards Submissions

The deadlines to submit to the 2016 Writers Guild Awards is around the corner. All categories, except Animation, MUST have been produced under the jurisdiction of the WGA. Eligibility and submission guidelines for all categories can be found on the Awards Entry Form page. Here are the submission deadlines and details for every category: Theatrical: Adapted […]

September 10, 2015

Vote in the 2015 WGAE Council Election

Online voting for the 2015 WGAE Council Election ends at 5pm EDT on Thursday, September 17. You may request a paper ballot until September 11, 2015. Voting  is quick and easy. Here’s how to vote: Go to https://eballotuv.votenet.com/wgaeast Enter your 5-digit WGAE member ID along with the Activation Code you received by mail. (If you […]

August 6, 2015

Apply for a 10-Day Retreat for Women of Color Directors and Screenwriters

By Maria Agui Carter Spotting a woman director of color helming a studio film or showrunning for a network can be like finding a Puya Raimondi — that rare flower that blooms every 100 years. There are plenty of incredible women directors and screenwriters of color, and a few, such as Shonda Rhimes and Mira Nair, […]

July 21, 2015

2016 Writers Guild Awards: Submissions Now Open

Submissions for the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for most categories are now open. Please read the important eligibility rules and submit your entry online. The call for submissions for Theatrical Documentary will open on August 17 and Videogame submissions will open Sept 1.