February 2, 2015

INTERVIEW: Shannon Walker & Damon Cardasis, “Vicky & Lysander”

The WGAE Write On Blog interviewed Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis, who created, wrote and star in VICKY & LYSANDER. The web-series is nominated for two Writers Guild Awards for “Short Form New Media – Original.” Read the full interview here.

January 30, 2015

2015 Writers Guild Awards: Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen, André Holland Join New York Ceremony as Presenters

Hosted By Larry Wilmore and featuring previously announced presenters Mahershala Ali, Julie Klausner, Robert Klein, Judith Light, Bill Moyers, Frank Rich, Morgan Spurlock, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lizz Winstead and Edward Zwick NEW YORK, NY (January 30, 2015) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen and André Holland will […]

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 […]