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2011

December 19 Dalton Trumbo’s Screenplay Credit Restored to Roman Holiday 
After 58 years, another wrong from the Hollywood blacklist era has finally been made right, thanks to a death-bed promise between childhood friends... more» 

December 14 Spike Jones, Jr. Returns To Executive Produce 2012 Writers Guild Awards’ Hollywood Show 
Executive Producer Spike Jones, Jr. has once again been tapped by the WGAW to executive produce its 2012 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast show set for Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the historic Hollywood Palladium... more» 

December 7 2012 Writers Guild Awards TV, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2011 season... more» 

November 22 WGAW Statement on FCC Action on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger 
Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his intent to seek an FCC administrative hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile... more» 

November 21 WGA Award-Winning TV Comedy Writer Jack Elinson Dies at 89 
Veteran television comedy writer Jack Elinson, whose prolific career in entertainment spanned over five decades, died on Thursday, November 17, at his home in Santa Monica of natural causes at the age of 89... more» 

November 17 Earl Kress and Dwayne McDuffie Receive 14th Annual AWC Writing Award 
Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress have been posthumously named co-recipients of the Animation Writers Caucus’ 14th Annual Animation Writing Award... more» 

November 10 Writers Guild Applauds Senate Vote 
Chris Keyser, WGAW President, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s vote against S.J. Res. 6; resolution of disapproval of the FCC’s Net Neutrality regulations... more» 

November 8 WGAW Mourns the Passing of Hal Kanter 
Hal Kanter, an Emmy-winning writer, director, producer and one of the great wits of our era, died Sunday, November 6th at the age of 92... more» 

October 19 Entertainment Industry Organizations Unite In Support of Imprisoned Iranian Filmmakers 
In September 2011, the Iranian government arrested six independent filmmakers for allegedly working with the BBC, on charges including espionage and treason... more» 

October 6 WGAW Statement On Wall Street Protests 
Christopher Keyser, president of the WGAW, today issued the following statement regarding the protests on Wall Street and around the country... more» 

September 19 Call for Submissions Announced for 2012 WGA New Media Writing Awards 
The WGAW and WGAE today announced a joint call for submissions for the second annual WGA New Media Writing Awards... more» 

September 16 WGAW Announces 2011 Officers and Board Election Results 
The WGAW has announced the final results of its 2011 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more» 

September 6 Writers Guilds Announce Call for Submissions for Fifth Annual WGA Videogame Writing Award 
Recognizing writers as the primary content creators driving today’s videogame industry, the WGAW and the WGAE have announced a collective call for submissions for the fifth annual Videogame Writing Award... more» 

August 24 Guild Signs First Contract Covering News Writing and Promotions for the Internet 
On August 17, web writer-producers working in television and radio news, and promotions at CBS studios in the Los Angeles area ratified their first-ever contract with CBS... more» 

August 22 Writers Guilds Announce Call for Submissions for Eighth Annual WGA Documentary Screenplay Award 
The WGAW and the WGAE have launched a collective call for submissions for the eighth annual WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing... more» 

July 22 WGAW Announces Final Slate of Candidates for 2011 Officers and Board of Directors Election 
The Writers Guild of America, West has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2011 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more» 

June 21 WGAW Announces 2011 Officers and Board Candidates 
The Writers Guild of America, West’s nominating committees have announced the initial list of candidates for the 2011 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more» 

June 13 Military Families Tell Their Stories to Hollywood 
Writers, actors, recording artists, news persons, directors, and producers answered the call today from First Lady Michelle Obama and joined with her to hear inspirational stories... more» 

June 9 Hollywood Guilds Join Forces With First Lady Michelle Obama and Military Families 
An important conversation with the First Lady about her Joining Forces initiative and military family members who will share inspirational stories... more» 

May 27 WGAW Urges FCC to Protect Local Broadcast Stations 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue to protect local broadcasting through strong retransmission consent rules... more» 

May 18 WGAW Issues 2011 Hollywood Writers Report Executive Summary 
The WGAW has released the Executive Summary of the 2011 Hollywood Writers Report: Recession and Regression. The study examines writers’ employment and earnings by ethnicity, gender, and age from 2008 through 2009... more» 

May 13 WGAW Voices Support for the "PROTECT IP Act" 
The WGAW has thanked Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Chuck Grassley, and the other seven bipartisan senators who yesterday introduced the "PROTECT IP Act"... more» 

April 27 Writers Guild Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract 
The members of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have ratified a new three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers... more» 

April 12 Writers "Joining Forces" with Military Families 
Noted TV and screenwriter Katherine Fugate is in the nation’s capital today to help inaugurate Joining Forces, a national call to action in support of military families being led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden... more» 

March 23 2011 WGAW Writer Access Project Honorees Announced 
The WGAW has announced its 2011 WGAW Writer Access Project honorees, comprised of 13 diverse television writers who competed in the comedy and drama script categories... more» 

March 1 WGAW Supports Fight for Workplace Democracy 
The Writers Guild of America, West condemns in the strongest possible terms Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attack on the public employees of his state... more» 

February 5 2011 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing... more» 

February 3 Fair Game’s Jez & John-Henry Butterworth to Receive Paul Selvin Award 
Screenwriters Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth have been named recipients of the WGAW's 2011 Paul Selvin Award for their screenplay for Fair Game... more» 

February 1 Hollywood Set to Present Honors for Excellence in Writing 
Spotlighting the creative collaboration between writers and other artists in the entertainment industry, a wide array of Hollywood talent is set to present honors at this year’s WGA Awards L.A. show... more» 

January 24 Tonino Guerra Named 2011 Jean Renoir Award Honoree 
Iconic Italian screenwriter Tonino Guerra has been named the recipient of the 2011 Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement... more» 

January 20 Diane English to Receive 2011 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for TV 
Emmy Award-winning Murphy Brown creator Diane English has been named recipient of the WGAW’s 2011 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for TV... more» 

January 19 WGAW Statement on Comcast-NBC Universal Merger 
The Writers Guild of America, West today issued the following statement on the Comcast-NBC Universal merger... more» 

January 19 Steven Zaillian Named 2011 Screen Laurel Award Honoree 
Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian will receive the WGAW’s 2011 Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures... more» 

January 18 2011 WGA Awards Call For Press Credentials 
To apply for 2011 WGA awards press credentials, please complete and return the attached form no later than Weds, February 2... more» 

January 12 Seth Freeman and Susannah Grant Named Valentine Davies Honorees 
Emmy Award-winner Seth Freeman and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Susannah Grant have each been named recipients of the 2011 Valentine Davies Award... more» 

January 11 2011 Writers Guild Awards New Media Nominees Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for the WGA New Media Writing Awards... more» 

January 10 Former WGAW President & TV Writer Del Reisman Dies At 86 
Veteran television writer and former WGAW President Del Reisman died on Saturday, January 8, in Toluca Lake of cardiac arrest after a brief illness... more» 

January 6 2011 Writers Guild Awards Videogame Writing Nominees Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in videogame writing during 2010... more» 

January 5 Modern Family's Ferguson & Stonestreet to Co-Host 2011 WGA Awards West Coast Ceremony 
Modern Family co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Eric Stonestreet have been tapped by the WGAW to co-host the 2011 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony... more» 

January 4 2011 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010... more»