Writers Guild announces 2022 screenplay nominees

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2021. Winners will be honored at a joint 2022 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022. WRITERS GUILD ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Being the Ricardos, Written by Aaron Sorkin; Amazon Studios Don’t Look Up, … Continue reading “Writers Guild announces 2022 screenplay nominees”

Writers Guild reaches agreement with WME

The Writers Guild of America East and West has announced that a franchise agreement has been reached with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC (WME). Effective immediately, WME may once again represent Guild members for covered writing services. WGA and WME have also agreed to withdraw the legal claims each has brought against the other in … Continue reading “Writers Guild reaches agreement with WME”

Writers Guild, UTA agree on new franchise deal

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and United Talent Agency (UTA) have agreed to a new franchise agreement. Therefore, effective immediately, UTA may once again represent WGA members for covered writing services. WGA and UTA have also agreed to withdraw the legal claims each has brought against the other in federal court. In line with … Continue reading “Writers Guild, UTA agree on new franchise deal”

Writers Guild East releases statement on George Floyd

The Writers Guild of America East has just released statement regarding the murder of George Floyd and the mistreatment of journalists. They condemn his murder saying, “What happened in Minneapolis is another example of deadly systemic racism. African-Americans have been the victims of injustice for more than 400 years and it continues today.”‘ Read the … Continue reading “Writers Guild East releases statement on George Floyd”

Writers Guild, Gersh Agency come to agreement

Great news for screenwriters and TV writers represented by Gersh. Co-presidents David and Bob Gersh said on Friday that the talent agency has signed an agreement with the Writers Guild of America and will resume representing writers immediately. Hollywood agencies and the WGA have been at stand-off since April of 2019 over the practice of … Continue reading “Writers Guild, Gersh Agency come to agreement”

Writers Guild Awards announce screenplay noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2019. Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2019 and were written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) … Continue reading “Writers Guild Awards announce screenplay noms”

Writers Guild announces TV, News and Radio noms

Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2019. The shows up for best drama series are The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mindhunter, Succession and Watchmen. Vying for best comedy series honors are Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, PEN15, … Continue reading “Writers Guild announces TV, News and Radio noms”

WME countersues Writers Guild of America

According to multiple sources, William Morris Endeavor filed a lawsuit on Monday against the guild claiming the union’s decision to have members fire their agents to protest packaging fees is in violation of antitrust laws. The lawsuit comes two months after the WGA sued WME and three other agencies. In April, 95% of WGA members … Continue reading “WME countersues Writers Guild of America”

Writers Guild plans to sue top four talent agencies

The Writers Guild of America today filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to establish that talent agency packaging fees are illegal under both California and federal law. The announcement was made at a press conference on Wednesday. The plaintiffs are Writers Guild of America West and East, along with writers and WGA … Continue reading “Writers Guild plans to sue top four talent agencies”

Writers Guild announces its 2018 nominees

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced their nominations for Best original and Best Adapted Screenplay as well as video game writing and documentary writing. this morning. Most of the screenplays have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting and videogame writing during 2018. The … Continue reading “Writers Guild announces its 2018 nominees”

Producers Guild releases COVID safety guidelines

The Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) Production Safety Task Force has published a comprehensive safety guide for producers as they go back to work titled “COVID Safety Protocols for Producing Independent Productions.” Through the collective power of the Guild’s network of producers and deep industry knowledge, these guidelines offer a comprehensive and detailed recommendation of … Continue reading “Producers Guild releases COVID safety guidelines”

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”

Directors Guild announces nominees for feature film

Coming on the heels of the Writers Guild nominations, the Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme yesterday announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018. “To be chosen by one’s peers in a year full of such extraordinary films is the true mark of outstanding … Continue reading “Directors Guild announces nominees for feature film”

Writers strike averted

Some will attribute it to Mercury moving out of Retrograde — a time frame usually frowned upon for signing contracts. Others may say it was the fear of what the 2008 walkout brought — the rise reality TV and, eventually, 45.

Whatever the reason, the WGA and the AMPTP found a mutual ground early this morning, reaching a tentative agreement and averting a walkout by 13,000 writers which would have crippled the entire film and TV industry coast-to-coast.

Everything, Top Gun, Menu nominated for WGA Screenplay Awards

Coming on the heels of yesterday’s Oscar nominations, the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2022. Everything Everywhere All at Once, Top Gun: Maverick, Women Talking and The Fabelmans are among the films nominated in the film categories for … Continue reading “Everything, Top Gun, Menu nominated for WGA Screenplay Awards”

Apple TV+ offers first look at Ted Lasso

Apple TV+ has announced that its comedy sensation Ted Lasso will return for its highly anticipated third season this spring 2023 and unveiled a first look at the new (and most likely final) season providing a taste of what’s in store for AFC Richmond. At the end of season two, Ted finally admitted to the … Continue reading “Apple TV+ offers first look at Ted Lasso”

Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. Winners will be honored at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 5, 2023. After wins at the Golden Globes and nominations … Continue reading “Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms”

2022 in Review: The 10 best films of the year

2022 was a contradiction of sorts when it comes to film. The box office, for the most part, underperformed. While films such as The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water did very well, there was a slew of very good movies which didn’t. For every Jurassic World … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The 10 best films of the year”

NYC Mayor’s Office names Amoaku Deputy Commissioner for film office

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced three key components of his economic recovery blueprint “Rebuild, Renew Reinvent” that will drive inclusive growth in the film and television sector, invest in New York’s creative economy, and ensure the industry recovers beyond pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. These components include the introduction of the first-ever Film and Television … Continue reading “NYC Mayor’s Office names Amoaku Deputy Commissioner for film office”