January 26, 2011

MBA Pattern of Demands 2011

Download the Pattern of Demands for the 2011 MBA Negotiation. Voting Deadline January 24.

August 31, 2010

Winner of Silverdoc’s WGA Screenplay Award Gets National Praise

A Film Unfinished, a documentary by Yael Hersonski examining the production of a notorious Nazi propaganda film falsely depicting Jewish life in the Ghetto is gaining wider release and considerable praise. Praise for the film demonstrates that winners of Silverdocs’ WGA Documentary Screenplay Awardare films to watch out for. New York Magazine considers the film’s […]

June 29, 2010

WGAE talks with FCC Chair about film, piracy and the future of journalism

Michael Winship led a Q&A with Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Silverdocs Festival. The Chairman said “The most important thing we can do with this new medium … is to make sure … the Internet is open for content creators…" Read more here.

March 11, 2010

Writers Guild Members Win Oscars & Independent Spirit Awards

Congratulations to Geoffrey Fletcher for winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. Fletcher also won Best First Screenplay from the Independent Spirit Awards. Mark Boal won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for The Hurt Locker. Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber took home Best Screenplay for (500) […]

January 11, 2010


New York and Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation  during the past year. Winners will be honored at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards held […]

August 6, 2009

Budd Schulberg, ‘On The Waterfront’ Screenwriter, Dies at 95

In Remembrance of Budd Schulberg “We note the passing of our colleague Budd Schulberg, a longtime member of the Writers Guild of America, East Council. Budd will especially be remembered for four great contributions to American literature: the acerbic Hollywood novel “What Makes Sammy Run?,” his boxing world novel “The Harder They Fall,” the Academy […]

August 1, 2008

Screen Credits Referendum Overwhelmingly Approved

To Our Fellow Members: We're pleased to inform you that ballots have been tabulated, and members of the Writers Guilds, East and West have overwhelmingly approved all three proposed amendments to the Screen Credits Manual. A total of 1,619 ballots were cast with the following results: Proposal #1 – Arbiter Teleconference – 90% in favor […]

June 23, 2008

WGA Awards First SilverDocs Documentary Screenplay Award

FIRST-EVER WGA SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY AWARD GOES TO WRITER-DIRECTOR ANNA BROINOWSKI FOR FORBIDDEN LIE$ Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have named writer-director Anna Broinowski as the winner of the first-ever WGA SILVERDOCS Documentary Screenplay Award for her film Forbidden Lie$, presented at Saturday night's […]

January 22, 2008

‘No Country’ and ‘There Will Be Blood’ Lead Oscars

The Joel and Ethan Coen-penned "No Country For Old Men," about the ruthless aftermath of a botched drug deal, and "There Will Be Blood," starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a scheming oil man in an epic about American capitalism, took the lead in the Oscar race with eight nominations each, including best picture and best director. […]

January 18, 2008

The (Pay) Envelope, Please

Jon Fine reports for Business Week: Like the Republicans in the early part of this decade, network TV's power has enjoyed more than a touch of Teflon. I This is true particularly where advertisers are concerned. Ratings steadily declining? Funny, TV's share of ad spending isn't. TiVo (TIVO) users skip ads? Whatever, buddy. Be sure […]