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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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323 news items

 
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:31:52 -0700

Shawn Ryan, the screenwriter and former showrunner of the long-running TV series "The Shield," is among the new board members of the Writers Guild of America, West. Ryan, who served on the union's negotiating committee during recent contract ...

Variety

Variety
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:13:20 -0700

The Writers Guild of America West has scheduled a Sept. 19 screening of John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix biopic “All Is By My Side” — even though Ridley resigned from the WGA during the 2007-08 strike. Ridley had gone public with his decision during the ...
 
Broadcasting & Cable
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:11:15 -0700

Fearing its members will be relegated to Internet "slow lanes" by big media companies, the Writers Guild of America told the FCC Monday it needs to reclassify Internet access service (ISP) under Title II. And it did so by telling some stories. In its ...
 
Broadway World
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:26:15 -0700

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced that submissions are now open for the 2015 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing.

SavingAdvice.com

SavingAdvice.com
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:31:56 -0700

The Writers Guild of America has also weighed into the conversation asking the FCC to hold public hearings on the net neutrality issue before making any rule changes. In a correspondence to the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler by Writers Guild president ...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:00:29 -0700

The Writers Guild of America West has announced the eight members elected to two-year terms on its board of directors. The members are Shawn Ryan, Katherine Fugate, Chip Johannessen, Scott Alexander, Aaron Mendelsohn, Marjorie David, Michael ...
 
GoldDerby
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:10 -0700

Showrunners Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") and Chip Johannessen ("Homeland") win two-year board seats for the Writers Guild of America West. Others elected this week were: Katherine Fugate, Michael Oates Palmer, Marjorie David, Scott Alexander, Aaron ...
 
Indie Wire (blog)
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:57:45 -0700

Reginald Hudlin will produce the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to Harry Belafonte, ...
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