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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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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:37:58 -0800

PREVIOUSLY, December 16: Concerned that its members' scripts and personal data have been compromised, the Writers Guild of America West says it is following the attack on Sony Pictures very closely. “The security of the intellectual property created by ...


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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:56:15 -0800

"Jeremy Pikser's meritorious service to the Writers Guild East makes him a noteworthy and deserving recipient of the Guild East's Jablow Award," said Michael Winship, President of the Writers Guild of America, East. "For not only is Jeremy an ...


Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:27:48 -0800

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that ...

BBC News

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:26:15 -0800

Hit US TV series Fargo has been kept out of the Writers Guild of America awards in a wrangle over categories. The show, which stars British actor Martin Freeman, was fielded as a miniseries, but the WGA said it was only eligible for the drama shortlist.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 01:26:52 -0800

With Awards season heating up, the Writers Guild of America has announced its TV nominations for the WGA Awards, which are set to take place in February. Check out the full list of nominees below… WGA-Awards. Drama Series: Game of Thrones, Written ...

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:52:04 -0800

The Writers Guild of America, East has filed unfair labor practices charges against ITV at the National Labor Relations Board. In the filing, WGAE alleges that the UK-owned television production company has failed to bargain in good faith and has ...

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:52:59 -0800

It's a good day to be a television fan. No matter what you're watching, the WGA has you covered, honoring an eclectic round-up of small-screen entertainment for its annual awards ceremony. Thursday morning, Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the ...

New York Observer

New York Observer
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:02:48 -0800

Executive producer of both ABC's black-ish and 2002's The Bernie Mac Show Larry Wilmore will host the 67th Annual Writers Guild Awards New York ceremony, the Writers Guild of America, East announced today. Mr. Wilmore is also a long-time onscreen ...

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