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The Writers Guild of America is a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different US labor unions:

Common activities[edit]

The WGAE and WGAW negotiate contracts in unison as well as launch work stoppages simultaneously:

Although each Guild runs independently, they perform some activities in parallel:


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Hollywood Reporter

Broadway World
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:37:30 -0800

The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen and André Holland will be presenters at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, February 14th at the Edison Ballroom.
 
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:37:46 -0800

A Writers Guild of America survey shows that more than 60% of independent filmmakers have had problems receiving initial compensation and/or backend payments on a film. The guild said nearly 60% of those surveyed had a producer credit on at least one ...

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PC Gamer
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:18:45 -0800

The Writers Guild of America has named its nominees for the 2014 'outstanding achievement in writing for videogames' award. Set to be decided at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards on February 14, the games include Alien: Isolation, Assassin's Creed: Unity, ...

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:30:10 -0800

The WGA West will award Ben Affleck with its 2015 Valentine Davies Award, the guild announced Wednesday. Affleck, whose résumé boasts screenwriting, directing, acting and producing credits, will receive the award for his humanitarian work and global ...

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The Inquisitr
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:56:32 -0800

Rather than simply nomination a single individual, the Writers Guild of America is giving the credit to the entire Assassin's Creed Unity writing team by nominating multiple Ubisoft writers responsible for the story and script of the series' most ...

Deadline.com

Deadline.com
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:17:58 -0800

wgaawards4 The Good Lie screenwriter Margaret Nagle will be the recipient of this year's Paul Selvin Award, the Writers Guild of America, West announced today. Named after the late Paul Selvin, general counsel to the Guild for 25 years, the award is ...

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ComingSoon.net
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:56:15 -0800

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2014. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards on ...
 
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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 23:29:51 -0800

The Writer's Guild of America has announced the nominations for Oustanding Achievement for the 2015 WGA Awards, with Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler and Whiplash set to contest the Original Screenplay award, and ...
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