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September 2 Submissions Now Open for 2015 WGA Videogame Writing Award
The WGAW and the WGAE today announced submissions are open for the 2015 WGA Videogame Writing Award... more»

August 25 FCC Must Deny Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
The WGAW and the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) submitted formal opposition today to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, petitioning the FCC to deny the transaction... more»

August 18 Submissions Now Open for 2015 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award
The WGAW and Writers Guild of America, East today announced that submissions are now open for the 2015 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award... more»

August 6 Writers Guild Calls on FCC to Protect Competition in Broadcast Television
The WGAW submitted comments today to the FCC urging the Commission to retain the Television Broadcast ownership rules currently in place... more»

July 23 WGAW Announces Final Candidates for 2014 Board Of Directors Election
The Writers Guild of America, West has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2014 WGAW Board of Directors election... more»

July 15 Acclaimed TV Showrunner Travels to DC for Future of Video Marketplace Hearing
Shawn Ryan, TV showrunner and creator of The Shield and The Chicago Code, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Wednesday, July 16... more»

June 23 Writers Guild to Present Testimony Against AT&T – DirecTV Merger
Chris Keyser, President of the WGAW, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights... more»

June 20 Writers Guild of America, West Announces Candidates for 2014 Board of Directors Election
The Writers Guild of America, West’s Nominating Committee has announced the initial list of candidates for the 2014 WGAW Board of Directors election... more»

June 17 WGAW Supports Introduction of Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act
The WGAW commends Senator Leahy and Representative Matsui for their introductions of the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act in the Senate and House, respectively... more»

May 13 TV Showrunners, Creators Urge FCC to Preserve Open Internet
As the head of the FCC is set to propose new rules that threaten an open Internet, content creators of both television and online series have sent a strong message to Chairman Tom Wheeler opposing any effort to weaken Net Neutrality... more»

April 30 Writers Guild Members 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 14 WGAW Releases Latest Findings of 2014 Hollywood Writers Report 
The Writers Guild of America, West has issued the Executive Summary of its 2014 Hollywood Writers Report, the WGAW’s analysis of the state of diversity in writing for television and film... more»

April 9 WGAW Response to Hearing on the Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger 
"Acquiring Time Warner Cable may be in Comcast's best interest, but it is not in the public interest"... more»

March 17 2014 WGAW Writer Access Project Honorees Announced 
The WGAW has announced its 2014 Writer Access Project Honorees, a slate of 15 diverse television writers who’ve competed in Comedy and Drama script categories... more»

February 26 2014 WGAW Feature Access Project Honorees Announced 
The WGAW has announced its 2014 Feature Access Project honorees, recognizing nine WGAW members who competed in the Guild’s diversity screenwriting program... more»

February 19 Statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler's Response to Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules 
The WGAW issued the following statement today regarding the response of the Chair of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, to last month's court decision to repeal net neutrality rules... more»

February 15 WGAW/WGAE-AMPTP Contract Negotiations Update 
Today the WGAW and WGAE concluded two weeks of bargaining with the AMPTP toward a new Minimum Basic Agreement... more»

February 13 WGAW Statement on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger 
The WGAW issued the following statement today regarding the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable... more»

February 1 2014 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE tonight announced the winners of the 2014 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing... more»

January 29 Additional Presenters Confirmed to Appear at WGAW’S 2014 Writers Guild Awards 
2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. show Executive Producer Cort Casady and Talent Producer Carole Propp have confirmed additional presenters slated to appear at the 2014 WGA West Coast ceremony... more»

January 28 Writers Guilds of America, West and East Set Contract Negotiations Start Date 
The Writers Guilds of America, West and East announced today that they have set February 3, 2014, as the date to begin formal contract negotiations with The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers... more»

January 27 What Is the Secret to Great Writing? 
As the WGAW ramps up toward its annual celebration of outstanding writing this weekend, the Guild is inviting the general public to participate in the WGAW’s first-ever "Mighty Pen" competition... more»

January 24 Hollywood Talent to Celebrate Outstanding Writing at 2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Show 
Oscar nominee Bruce Dern, nominated for his lead role in Nebraska, will join an all-star cast of top Hollywood talent presenting honors at The 2014 Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles... more»

January 21 Emmy-Winning Actor Brad Garrett to Host 2014 Writers Guild Awards West Coast Show 
Three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Brad Garrett, best known for his role as "Robert Barone" on the hit TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host The 2014 Writers Guild Awards... more»

January 15 Documentary Filmmaker Alex Gibney to Receive WGAW’s 2014 Paul Selvin Award 
Three-time Writers Guild Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been named the WGAW’s 2014 Paul Selvin Award honoree for his screenplay for the documentary film We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks... more»

January 14 WGAW Statement on DC Circuit Court Decision to Overturn Net Neutrality Rules 
"The DC Circuit Court decision to overturn the wireline net neutrality rules is a blow to competition, consumers and content creators"... more»

January 9 2014 Writers Guild Awards Videogame Nominees Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for videogames during 2013... more»

January 8 Garry Marshall to Receive 2014 WGAW Television Laurel Award 
Veteran writer-producer-director Garry Marshall, who has been responsible for some of the most popular series in television, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy, is set to receive the WGAW’s 2014 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement... more»

January 7 Paul Mazursky to Receive WGAW’s 2014 Screen Laurel Award 
Acclaimed screenwriter-director-actor Paul Mazursky is set to receive the WGAW’s 2014 Screen Laurel Award... more»

January 3 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominations Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2013... more»