WGA condemns SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade

By a 5-4 count, SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. The opinion is the most consequential and influential Supreme Court decision in decades and will transform the landscape of women’s reproductive health in America.   The landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to abortion had … Continue reading “WGA condemns SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade”

WGA calls on producers to reconsider locations with anti-abortion laws

With the almost 50-year-old landmark decision Roe v. Wade teetering on being overturned by the Supreme Court, forward-thinking companies and organizations are now responding. Last week, SAG-AFTRA issued a statement while UTA and WPP pledged to support women’s rights. Now the Writers Guild of America West (WGA) has come out with their response. Founded in … Continue reading “WGA calls on producers to reconsider locations with anti-abortion laws”

Don’t Look Up, CODA, Hacks, Succession win at WGA Awards

Could CODA and Don’t Look Up be on their way to Oscars? The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2022 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a joint, virtual ceremony hosted by Ashley … Continue reading “Don’t Look Up, CODA, Hacks, Succession win at WGA Awards”

Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2021. Winners will be honored at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki have both been … Continue reading “Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms”

Get Out tops WGA 101 Greatest Screenplays of 21st Century

The  Writers Guilds of America West and East announced the WGA list of 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far), as voted by the Guilds’ members, honoring outstanding screenwriting over the last two decades. From horror films and sci-fi – Get Out (#1, Written by Jordan Peele), Arrival (#27, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer) – to superhero blockbusters – Black … Continue reading “Get Out tops WGA 101 Greatest Screenplays of 21st Century”

WGA East, SAG-AFTRA DGA release supporting statement for IATSE

The Writers Guild of America East, SAG-AFTRA, The Directors Guild of America, and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters are standing in solidarity with IATSE in its efforts to reach a new film and TV contract with the AMPTP Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. “On behalf of our hundreds of thousands of members working … Continue reading “WGA East, SAG-AFTRA DGA release supporting statement for IATSE”

Michael Winship elected President of WGA-East

The Writers Guild of America East (WGA East) has announced the results of the guild’s 2021 Council election. While Michael Winship, who represents the Inclusion and Experience Slate, was elected President, the election saw seven of the 11 open seats won by opposing pro-organizing Solidarity Slate. This year, there were nine open Council seats, six … Continue reading “Michael Winship elected President of WGA-East”

Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2021 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a first-time-ever joint, virtual ceremony. Hosted virtually by actor-writer-producer Kal Penn (Clarice), the 90-minute ceremony featured at-home presentations … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners”

Kal Penn to host 2021 virtual WGA Awards

Acclaimed actor, writer, and producer, Kal Penn, is set to host the joint 2021 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony on Sunday, March 21. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news (broadcast and digital), radio/audio, and promotional categories.  Many of the nominees give us a clue as to what will … Continue reading “Kal Penn to host 2021 virtual WGA Awards”

WGA announces film nominations

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced WGA Awards nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2020. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Judas and the Black Messiah, Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King, Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas; Warner Bros. Palm Springs, Screenplay by Andy Siara, Story by Andy Siara & Max Barbakow; Hulu Promising Young Woman, … Continue reading “WGA announces film nominations”

‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America announced their nominations for the 2021 WGA Awards in the categories of TV, New Media, News, Radio/Audio and Promotional Writing during 2020. Winners will be honored March 21 in a virtual ceremony. AMC’s Better Call Saul dominated with five nominations. Other nominees include Amazon Studios’ The Boys, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, … Continue reading “‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards”

WGA reveals details of new deal with studios, networks

Yesterday, we reported the Writers Guild of America Negotiating Committee unanimously approved a tentative agreement with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the 2020-2023 Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA). The Negotiating Committee, which includes WGA(w) President David A. Goodman, Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and East President Beau Willimon, is recommending a ratification … Continue reading “WGA reveals details of new deal with studios, networks”

WGA and AMPTP reach tentative agreement

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reached a tentative deal on a new film and TV contract. Negotiations reportedly continued hours after the contract expired at midnight Wednesday. Both THR and Variety report the contract will now go to the WGA board for ratification … Continue reading “WGA and AMPTP reach tentative agreement”

WGA West’s Black Writers address racism in letter

The Writers Guild of America West Committee of Black Writers has sent a powerful letter to Hollywood’s networks and studios, addressing the systematic and systemic racism that has permeated the industry. The Co-Chairs, comprised of Michelle Amor, Hilliard Guess and Bianca Sams, felt it was time to send a strong message, coming on the heels … Continue reading “WGA West’s Black Writers address racism in letter”

WGA sees small gains, but discrimination prominent

Friday, The Writers Guild of America West has released a new inclusion report that had positive news as well as, let’s just say there’s more work to do. The report focuses on writers, providing up-to-date facts and figures in an effort to help drive positive change for writers from underrepresented groups. The good news is … Continue reading “WGA sees small gains, but discrimination prominent”

Judge dismisses most of WGA claims against agencies

Don’t be surprised if a villain with the last name of Birotte begins to show up in screenplays in the not too distant future. A Los Angeles federal judge dismissed eight of the 14 claims the Writers Guild of America East and West filed against the major three talent agencies – WME, CAA and UTA. … Continue reading “Judge dismisses most of WGA claims against agencies”

WGA(w) contributes $590K to the Actors Fund

With the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic shutdown probably extending now into April, requests for assistance from the Actors Fund have skyrocketed. The WGA West has set out to help those who bring their screenplays and teleplays to life. According to Deadline, who first reported the story, the Actors Fund typically processes an average of 60 grants per week. In the … Continue reading “WGA(w) contributes $590K to the Actors Fund”

Paradigm signs 5-year franchise deal with WGA

Paradigm Talent Agency is the latest literary agency to sign a new franchise agreement with the Writers Guild of America, allowing the fifth largest talent agency to resume representation of its WGA-represented clients for the first time in nearly a year. The agency also noted that the deal makes it the first major talent agency engaged … Continue reading “Paradigm signs 5-year franchise deal with WGA”

‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ winners at WGA Awards

Parasite and Jojo Rabbit were the big winners in film Saturday night as the . Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio. The concurrent ceremonies were held at The Beverly … Continue reading “‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ winners at WGA Awards”

Reel 360 at WGA Beyond Words Celebration|Gallery

Thursday night, the Writers Guild Foundation and the Writers Guild of America West held their annual celebration for WGA Awards nominees at the Beyond Words event. Invited to have a lively discussion with host Aline Brosh McKenna, were Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story, Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, … Continue reading “Reel 360 at WGA Beyond Words Celebration|Gallery”