Contact:

Communications
Writers Guild of America, West
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: (323) 782-4574
Fax: (323) 782-4802
E-mail: Press Requests

City Business Tax Index
Vertical Integration

2008 Archives
2009

December 14
2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced
The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East today announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2009 season... more»

December 1
Spike Jones, Jr. Tapped to Executive Produce 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast Show
Producer/director Spike Jones, Jr. has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to executive produce its upcoming 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast show set for Saturday, February 20, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. more»

November 12
Emmy Winner Stan Berkowitz to Receive WGAW’s 12th Annual Animation Writers Caucus Writing Award for Lifetime Achievement
Emmy-winning writer Stan Berkowitz is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ twelfth annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing his prolific career and creative contributions... more»

November 2
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee and Writers Guild of America, West American Indian Writers Committee Present "American Indian 101" Panel Discussion and Special Event
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) American Indian Writers Committee will co-present "American Indian 101" on Monday, Nov. 9... more»

October 20
The Hollywood Disabilities Forum
An executive industry forum examining the accuracy of film and TV portrayals, as well as inclusion and opportunities for access of people with disabilities in the entertainment industry... more»

September 18
Writers Guild of America, West Announces Final Results of 2009 Officers and Board of Directors Election
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has announced the final results of its 2009 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more»

September 17
Writers Guild of America, West Applauds Congressman Waxman’s Support of Internet Freedom
Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), the Chair of the House Commerce Committee, announced his support today of H.R. 3458, The Internet Freedom and Preservation Act of 2009... more»

September 11
Award-Winning Legendary Comedy Writer Larry Gelbart Dies at 81
Acclaimed, award-winning television, stage, and screenwriter Larry Gelbart died today at the age of 81. Gelbart passed away at his Beverly Hills home Friday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer... more»

September 9
Writers Guilds Launch Call for Submissions for Sixth Annual Documentary Screenplay Award
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have launched their 2010 Writers Guild Awards award season with a collective call for submissions... more»

September 1
Writers Guilds Launch Submissions for Third Annual WGA Videogame Writing Award
Recognizing writers as primary content creators in today’s thriving gaming industry, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced a joint call for submissions... more»

August 12
Writers Guild Of America, West Statement Regarding This Year’s Primetime Emmy Awards
“We appreciate that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has decided to present all 28 awards live on this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards... more»

August 3
TV Showrunners Protest Changes to Primetime Emmys Telecast
Writers are overwhelmingly opposed to the short-sighted attempt by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to remove any of the live presentations of writing awards from the Primetime Emmys... more»

July 31
CBS New Media Writers Unanimously Vote for Writers Guild Representation 
Internet writers employed at CBS studios in the L.A. area have unanimously voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, West. The vote was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board... more»

July 30
WGAW Statement on 61st Primetime Emmy Awards Telecast Changes 
Writers Guild of America, West President Patric M. Verrone today issued the following statement regarding the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ decision to remove the live presentation of two writing awards... more»

July 14
Writers Guild of America, West Announces Final Slate of Candidates for 2009 Officer and Board of Directors Election 
The Writers Guild of America, West has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2009 WGAW Officer and Board of Directors election... more»

July 14
Trailblazing TV/Film Writer and Playwright Judi Ann Mason Dies at 54, Services this Friday 
Trailblazing TV/film writer and playwright Judi Ann Mason died on Wednesday, July 8, of a ruptured aorta in Los Angeles at the age of 54... more»

June 29
Writers Guild, West Appoints Katherine Shannon Christovich Director of Legal Services 
The Writers Guild of America, West has appointed Katherine Shannon Christovich as its Director of Legal Services, effective June 22... more»

June 22
Writers Guild of America, West Announces Candidates for 2009 Officers and Board of Directors Election 
The Writers Guild of America, West’s Nominating Committee has announced its initial list of candidates for the 2009 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more»

June 22
Second Annual WGA Silverdocs Documentary Screenplay Award Goes to Nicole Opper and Avery Klein-Cloud for Off and Running 
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have named writers Nicole Opper and Avery Klein-Cloud as the winners of the second WGA SILVERDOCS Documentary Screenplay Award... more»

June 16
Writers Guild, West’s Latest Seasoned Readings Series Launches with Larry Gelbart Pinnacle Premiere 
The Writers Guild of America, West launched its latest Seasoned Readings series to spotlight the work of veteran writers on June 15 with the premiere staged reading of Pinnacle... more»

May 14
Stars Support EFCA 
The stars of stage and screen are coming out in support of the Employee Free Choice Act through a new online video called “Artists4WorkersChoice”... more»

May 8
John Furia, Jr. 1929-2009 
Prolific screen and television writer and past president of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) John Furia, Jr. has died. He was 79... more»

February 18
American Idol Goes Live – And So Do The Protests 
Audience members waiting in line for the first live broadcast of American Idol this season were greeted by picket signs and chants of protest as reality TV writers... more»

February 7
Winners Announced for 2009 Writers Guild Awards 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2009 Writers Guild Awards... more»

February 3
Milk Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black Earns WGAW’s 2009 Paul Selvin Award 
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2009 Paul Selvin Award... more»

February 2
Film and TV Actors to Celebrate Writers 
The Writers Guild of America, West has confirmed a diverse line-up of film and television actors to appear as presenters at the 2009 Writers Guild Awards... more»

February 2
Screenwriters Nominated for WGA and Academy Awards to Discuss Their Films at Beyond Words 2009 
Leading up to the 2009 Writers Guild Awards on Sat. 2/7, this year’s annual Beyond Words panel discussion on Thurs. 2/5 will feature an exciting line-up of screenwriters... more»

January 30
Carl Reiner and Victoria Riskin to Receive WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award 
Writers Guild of America, West members Carl Reiner and Victoria Riskin have each been selected to receive the WGAW’s 2009 Valentine Davies Award... more»

January 28
Italian Screenwriter Suso D’amico to Receive WGAW’s Inaugurual Jean Renoir Award 
Legendary Italian screenwriter Suso D’Amico has been chosen as the first recipient of the WGAW’s newly created Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement... more»

January 14
Television Writer Larry DiTillio to Receive WGAW’s Morgan Cox Award for Guild Service 
Veteran television writer Larry DiTillio has been selected to receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2009 Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his longtime service to the Guild... more»

January 12
WGA’s Showrunner Training Program Preps a New Generation of Television Creators 
The Writers Guild of America, West kicked off the first session of its fourth annual Showrunner Training Program on Saturday, January 10, 2009... more»

January 12
2009 Videogame Writing Award Nominees Announced 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for the WGA’s Videogame Writing Award... more»

January 7
2009 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced 
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 the 2008 season... more»