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December 18 Sam Simon to Receive WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award for Humanitarian Efforts and Community Service 
The WGAW has named The Simpsons co-developer, Emmy-winning television writer/director/producer, and philanthropist Sam Simon as its 2014 Valentine Davies Award honoree in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and community service on behalf of writers... more»

December 11 Thomas S. Cook to Posthumously Receive WGAW’S 2014 Morgan Cox Award for Guild Service 
The WGAW has named the late OscarTM and Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer Thomas S. Cook as its 2014 Morgan Cox Award honoree in recognition of his Guild service... more»

December 5 2014 Writers Guild Awards Television, New Media, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2013 season... more»

November 20 Simpsons' Sam Simon to Receive WGAW AWC Writing Award 
Veteran TV writer-producer Sam Simon, who co-developed Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons will receive the WGAW AWC 16th Annual Animation Writing Award... more»

November 13 WGA Announces Negotiating Committee 
The Writers Guilds of America, West and East have named the members of the negotiating committee for their upcoming contract negotiations with the AMPTP... more»

September 17 WGAW Announces Results of 2013 Officers and Board of Directors Election 
The Writers Guild of America, West has announced the final results of its 2013 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more»

August 19 Writers Guilds Announce Call for Submissions for 2014 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award 
The WGAW and WGAE today announced that submissions are now open for the 2014 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award... more»

July 23 WGAW Announces Final Candidates for 2013 Officers and Board of Directors Election 
The WGAW has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2013 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more»

July 22 Writers Guilds Make Changes to Awards Eligibility & Submission Guidelines 
For the upcoming awards season, WGAW and WGAE have changed awards eligibility and submission guidelines for the television and new media categories, and have added a new Quiz & Audience Participation writing award... more»

July 9 Striking Fashion Police Writers Speak Out 
In a new video, striking Fashion Police writers talk about their disappointment with Joan Rivers’ unwillingness to support their struggle for a fair contract with E! Network... more»

June 25 Richard Matheson (1926 – 2013) 
Legendary screen-television writer and novelist Richard Matheson, whose science-fiction/fantasy/horror scripts, short stories, and books influenced a generation of genre writers, died on Sunday, June 23... more»

June 25 WGAW and Black List Form Strategic Alliance 
The WGAW and script-hosting website The Black List have formed a strategic alliance with a mutual goal to advocate on behalf of writers, as well as benefit Guild members by providing them with a credible platform to help spotlight their work... more»

June 21 WGAW Announces Candidates for 2013 Officers and Board of Directors Election 
The Writers Guild of America, West’s Nominating Committees have announced the initial list of candidates for the 2013 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election... more»

June 2 Writers Choose the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time 
Recognizing the essential role that writers have played in creating and elevating the medium of television since its inception, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the list of the 101 Best Written TV Series... more»

May 24 Striking Fashion Police Writers Lead Picket and Rally at E! Television 
Striking Fashion Police writers picketed the offices of E! Entertainment on Thursday with more than 150 supporters marching alongside them in a show of solidarity... more»

May 22 Picket & Rally in Support of Striking Fashion Police Writers at E! TV Headquarters 
Fashion Police writers, who have been on strike since April 17, will lead a picket and rally at E! TV headquarters... more»

April 17 Fashion Police Writers Go On Strike 
Writers on E! Network’s Fashion Police have finally had enough. They’ve put their pencils down and are striking E! and Joan Rivers’ production company, Rugby Productions... more»

April 10 Problems Continue To Mount For Fashion Police 
Now it’s Joan Rivers’ production company, Rugby Productions, that is coming under fire for violating California labor law... more»

April 3 Fashion Police Writers File Complaints with State  
Writers on E!’s Fashion Police filed claims today with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) that could result in the cable TV network having to pay more than one million dollars in back wages... more»

March 28 WGAW and WGAE Announce 2014 Writers Guild Awards Show Date  
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2014 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014... more»

March 27 Fay Kanin (1917 – 2013) 
Former Writers Guild of America, West Vice President, past AMPAS President, and award-winning writer Fay Kanin died today at age 95 at her home in Santa Monica, California. more»

March 26 Diversity on TV Writing Staffs: Writers Guild Releases Latest Research Findings 
In its latest analysis of the state of diversity in writing for TV, the WGAW finds that while there have been some recent job gains for minority and women writers, the employment playing field in Hollywood is far from level... more»

February 17 2013 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 2013 Writers Guild Awards... more»

February 14 Additional Presenters Confirmed for 2013 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony 
Executive Producer Cort Casady and Talent Producer Carole Propp have confirmed additional presenters to the talent line-up for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards L.A. ceremony. more»

February 4 Hollywood Talent to Salute Outstanding Writing at 2013 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony 
Executive Producer Cort Casady and Talent Producer Carole Propp have confirmed the first wave of top talent set to present honors at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles ceremony. more»

January 28 Tony Kushner to Receive WGAW’s 2013 Paul Selvin Award for Lincoln Screenplay 
Writers Guild and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tony Kushner has been chosen to receive the WGAW’s 2013 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay for Lincoln. more»

January 24 Kurosawa, Hashimoto, Kikushima, and Oguni Named 2013 Jean Renoir Award Honorees 
The WGAW has named a quartet of iconic Japanese filmmakers – Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, and Hideo Oguni – as honorees of its 2013 Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement. more»

January 16 2013 Writers Guild Awards New Media and Videogame Nominees Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for new media and videogames during 2012. more»

January 14 Tom Stoppard to Receive WGAW’s 2013 Screen Laurel Award 
Award-winning screenwriter-playwright Tom Stoppard is set to receive the WGAW’s 2013 Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures. more»

January 14 Thomas S. Cook (1947 – 2013) 
Academy and Emmy Award-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer Thomas S. Cook died on January 5 at his home in Hollywood after a battle with cancer at age 65. more»

January 7 Everybody Loves Raymond Creator Phil Rosenthal to Receive 2013 WGAW Valentine Davies Award 
The WGAW has named Emmy-winning Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal as its 2013 Valentine Davies Award honoree in recognition of his humanitarian efforts on behalf of writers. more»

January 4 2013 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominations Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2012. more»