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News Release: August 12, 2009
Writers Guild Of America, West Statement Regarding This Year’s Primetime Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES -- “We appreciate that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has decided to present all 28 awards live on this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. We look forward to developing a more collaborative relationship between the Writers Guild and the Academy."

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.