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January 27, 2010

Age Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement Information

$70 Million Age Discrimination Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval On January 22, 2010, the Los Angeles Superior Court granted preliminary approval of 19 class action lawsuits alleging age discrimination against television writers. The settlement resolves claims against most major studios, networks and talent agencies in Hollywood and, if approved, will create a settlement fund totaling $70 million. […]

January 11, 2010

2010 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

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 […]

January 8, 2010

WGAE Joins Unions and Industry Groups Opposing NBC-Comcast Merger

Dear President Obama and Members of Congress: We represent a broad group of industry, labor and public interest organizations that are gravely concerned about Comcast’s proposed acquisition of NBC-Universal. We believe that a merger of this size and scope will have a devastating effect on the media marketplace. It will result in less competition, higher […]

December 16, 2009

GARY DAVID GOLDBERG TO RECEIVE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST HERB SARGENT AWARD FOR COMEDY EXCELLENCE

NEW YORK CITY – Gary David Goldberg has been selected to receive the 2010 Writers Guild of America, East’s (WGAE) Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence. The award is given to a writer who has shown excellence in comedy writing and who has inspired others through leadership and mentoring. Goldberg will receive his award at […]

September 22, 2009

WGAE Members Take Home Emmy Awards for Writing

                                                              Congratulations to the many members of the Writers Guild of America, East who won Emmy awards.  We’re happy your hard work and contributions to […]

July 24, 2009

WGAE Continues Advocacy Efforts For Increased Funding For Public Media

“ Sesame Street ” Writers Advocate in Washington D.C. for Increased Funding for Public Media On Thursday, July 23, “ Sesame Street ” writers Judy Freudberg and William Levin, along with “West Wing” and “Without a Trace” writer Allison Abner,  accompanied WGA East staff to advocate for increased funding in public media. The members of […]

July 17, 2009

Writers Guild, East Members Capture 116 Emmy Nominations For Writing

Writers Guild, East Members Capture 116 Emmy Nominations Congratulations to the 116 members of the Writers Guild of America, East who have been nominated for Primetime, Daytime, News and Documentary Emmy Awards for writing.  These nominations confirm that our members are the best in the business.   Our Emmy-nominated members are:   Outstanding Writing: Comedy […]

July 3, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS TO MURROW AWARD WINNERS

The Writers Guild of America, East is pleased  to congratulate our members whose efforts contributed to the thirteen 2009 Edward R. Murrow Awards bestowed by the Radio-Television News Directors Association for excellence in electronic journalism. The work of Guild members makes excellent newscasts possible. The awards are a resounding validation of our efforts to promote […]

April 2, 2009

WGAE Members Selected As Peabody Award Winners

The awards keep coming in for Writers Guild, East members. WGAE members were among the recently named winners of the 2008 Peabody Award.  Saturday Night Live is being awarded for political satire which, the Peabody ’s say, “ stole the election-year thunder from its satirical competition on cable and may have swayed the race itself.” […]