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July 14, 2016

2017 Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (JULY 14, 2016)– The 2017 Writers Guild Awards (69th Annual) will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in New York and Los Angeles. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. 2016-2017 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE […]

June 29, 2016

From Script to Pre-Production: A NYWIFT Workshop

Are you a writer-director with a feature-length narrative script you are ready to direct? What will it take to move your project forward? NYWIFT’s FROM SCRIPT TO PRE-PRODUCTION is for women filmmakers who are ready to direct a narrative feature. Each filmmaker must have written and directed at least one narrative short and have written a […]

June 22, 2016

Event RSVP Cancellation Policy – Three-Strike Rule

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at an event. If that happens, we kindly ask for you to cancel with at least five hours advance notice, which is the minimum amount of time required to give your place to a member on the waiting list. […]

May 13, 2016

Join the WGAE Softball Team Today!

When you’re sick of screenwriting, consider some sun exposure instead. Think about joining the WGAE Softball Team: It’s good exercise, it’s great networking—and we usually win, too! Our season is just starting. Generally we play our games at 5:30 or 7 p.m. on Monday evenings at Central Park’s Heckscher Ballfields, right next to Columbus Circle. […]

April 28, 2016

Urbanworld Film Festival – Original Screenplay Competition

URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION Urbanworld Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, to be held September 21 – 25, 2016 in NYC. The festival includes screenings of narrative features, documentaries, short films, and spotlight films along with Q&A sessions and moderated panels. UW also offers live staged […]

April 19, 2016

Deadline To Submit To Comedy Screenplay Readings at Lincoln Center

The Writers Guild of America, East wants to stage a reading of your comedy screenplay at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The deadline to submit is April 28th at 5pm. Details below. The Writers Guild of America, East invites you to submit your comedy screenplay to be read at our next live reading at […]

April 14, 2016

Be A Union Activist

In the deathless words of John McNamara on United Hollywood, near the end of the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike, “This is a fight for the future.  Someday, when that future becomes the present and I look back on all this, I want to say I was a small part of a big fight that mattered. […]

April 11, 2016

CBS News Writers 2016-2019 Contract Ratification Information

WGAE and WGAW current members in good standing employed in a CBS staff news shop are eligible to vote whether to ratify the 2016-2019 Tentative Agreement reached between CBS and the Writers Guild’s of America, East and West. Members’ ballots were mailed on April 6, 2016 and must be returned to their respective Guild office […]

February 4, 2016

Bo Shim to receive 2016 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting

The Writers Guild Initiative (WGI) has named Bo Shim of New York University as recipient of its 2016 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting. The fellowship, which is funded by the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation, is awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in screenwriting upon completion of his/her undergraduate […]

January 25, 2016

The 2016 Writers Guild Initiative Gala Benefit

This year will mark the third of the Writers Guild Initiative’s Annual Galas. Directed by Jonathan Bernstein, this year’s theme is “Into the Unknown” and will feature an all-star cast, led by Alfre Woodard and Kal Penn,  reading from the work of participants in the WGI’s workshops. The WGI Gala Chair is Beau Willimon The […]