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January 26, 2015

Top Comedy-Variety Writers To ITV: “We Are One Guild”

NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 26, 2015) – More than 175 prominent comedy/variety writers, including a number who appear on-air, have signed a petition urging ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement covering its nonfiction writer-producers. “We are one Guild,” the petition states. “By refusing to agree to a Guild contract protecting its nonfiction writers and […]

January 23, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards: Final Voting

WGAE members have until Friday, January 29th at 3pm ET to cast a ballot in the following categories: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Comedy Series, Dramatic Series and New Series. Your vote can really make a difference in determining the Writers Guild Award winners, demonstrating to the world at large what you think represents the best writing […]

January 22, 2015

(PHOTOS) Warm You Up For Sundance, Slamdance and the Independent Spirit Awards Cocktail Party

Last week, the WGAE hosted its annual Warm You Up For Sundance, Slamdance and the Independent Spirit Awards Cocktail Party. The event was a opportunity for filmmakers, many of whom were heading to Park City for the first time, to meet and mingle before premiering their work. Check out a selection of photos from the party here.

January 14, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards: Call For Volunteers

The 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 14 at the Edison Ballroom. This year’s event is hosted by Larry Wilmore and will honor Norman Lear, Paul Haggis and Jeremy Pikser. The WGAE has opened its call for award show volunteers. Volunteers receive a free ticket to the awards and are provided […]

January 13, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards: Final Voting

The FINAL voting period to determine the winners for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards will be open as of 12pm today for the following categories: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ADAPTED SCREENPLAY COMEDY SERIES DRAMATIC SERIES NEW SERIES Vote online at: https://eballot4.votenet.com/wga/login.cfm Your username is your last name and your password is your 5-digit member ID number. The […]

January 12, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for videogames during 2014. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 14, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York […]

January 9, 2015

(PHOTOS) Blackhouse Foundation’s Pre-Sundance Reception

On January 5th, The WGAE hosted The Blackhouse Foundation‘s 2015 Pre-Sundance Reception.  It was a great sendoff for Producers and Directors of Color heading to Park City to premiere works at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Click here to see photos from the event.

January 8, 2015

Nous Sommes Charlie

A Message from Writers Guild of America, East’s President Michael Winship and Executive Director Lowell Peterson The Writers Guild of America, East expresses its horror at the murders at Charlie Hebdo. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.  We grieve with the people of France. We stand in […]

January 8, 2015

Writers Guild of America, East Heartened By Chairman Wheeler’s Remarks At CES

NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is heartened by remarks made yesterday by Federal Communications Commission Chair Thomas Wheeler at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Chairman Wheeler suggested that he supports using Title II as the jurisdictional predicate to apply nondiscrimination principles to the Internet and that […]

November 13, 2014

Ernest Kinoy, former WGAE President, passed away at 89

The Writers Guild of America, East is sad to announce the passing of Ernest Kinoy, who served as President of the union  in the late Sixties. “We mourn his loss but celebrate his life,” wrote Michael Winship, the current President of the Writers Guild of America, East. “My most vivid memory of Ernie Kinoy is the […]