The Writers Guild of America is a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different US labor unions:
The WGAE and WGAW negotiate contracts in unison and also launch work stoppages simultaneously:
Although each Guild runs independently, they perform some activities in parallel:
12-Step Screenwriting: Week 9 - Writers Guild of America Registration vs. Copyright
The Bitter Script Reader gets you started in the screenwriting process by explaining the basics principles of protecting your ownership of your writing in th...
"Welcome to the Writers Guild" - A History of the WGAW
Produced in 1985, this film was shown to new Writers Guild of America, West members for years to educate them about the history of the screenwriters union th...
Why We Fight
A simple explainer as to the issues causing the Writers Strike.
2007 Writers Guild of America Awards highlights
Highlights from the 2007 Writers Guild of America Awards with speeches from Steve Carell (The Office), Robert Towne (Chinatown), Robert Wuhl (Arli$$), Marc C...
Writers Guild of America Strike Announcement - Nov. 2, 2007
On November 2, 2007, the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East held a press conference to announce that as of Monday, Novembe...
Writers Guild of America on strike
More at http://therealnews.com As television series close down, writers start to feel like part of the U.S. labor movement Tuesday November 27th, 2007 Talks ...
At Writers Guild of America How to Develop and Audience for your New Show-Survive And Thrive TV
Here is a Great Discussion on How to Grow an Audience for Your New Show if You are Starting Out. We will be posting various clips to help people better under...
Frank Gilroy accepts Lifetime Achievement Award from Writers Guild of America, East
Writer/Director Frank Gilroy ("The Subject Was Roses" and many other films, television shows, plays and books spanning from 1962 through today) receives the ...
Edie Falco presents Writers Guild of America Award
Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie and the Sopranos presents a Writers Guild Award for Best Episodic Comedy. It's a tie between 30 Rock episode Apollo, Apollo Writte...
Joss Whedon, Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass Q&A at the Writers Guild of America
SLEEPWALK WITH ME filmmakers Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass sat down this week with their archnemesis, the Nerd King, Joss Whedon after a special screening at ...
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:10:32 -0800
The Writers Guild of America on Thursday announced its nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards in the TV, new media, news and radio categories -- with Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex and The Americans among ...
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:32:39 -0800
Writers and producers on TV's reality shows are losing $40 million annually in unpaid overtime, according to a survey of members of the Writers Guild of America East. The results, announced Monday in a news conference at WGA East headquarters in New ...
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:37:16 -0800
The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley's screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.” The guild's restrictions — far more rigorous ...
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:04:10 -0800
Those terms were established by the 2008 deal worked out by the DGA during the final weeks of the Writers Guild of America strike. VOD residual rates will increase to 4% in the first year, 4.5% in the second year and 5% in the third year of the ...
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:22:30 -0800
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2013 season.
New York Daily News
New York Daily News
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 23:30:00 -0800
... David Van Taylor, a producer with experience on shows such as “Intervention” and “Fatal Encounters.” “There's no compensation for that additional work,” he said. The Writers Guild of America East, a labor union, conducted the survey in July and August.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:02:22 -0800
The nominations for the Writers Guild of America's television awards were announced today, with many of the usual suspects earning recognition for their writing teams. Netflix's House of Cards and Orange is the New Black were both recognized by the ...
Yahoo TV UK
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:37:18 -0800
The show was hopeful that it would break this duck and secure a Writers Guild of America award for best drama but in an unlucky incident this hope would only serve to compound the woes from the poor haul at this years Emmy awards, as an error meant ...
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