Founded in 1994, the WGAW’s Animation Writers Caucus represents over 600 animation writers and works to advance economic and creative conditions in the field. Through organizing efforts, educational events, and networking opportunities, the AWC is a leading proponent for animation writers.

The AWC sponsors many events during the year and hosts a panel and reception in participation with Comic-Con International. The AWC is also responsible for the administration of the annual WGAW-AWC Animation Writing Award.


AWC members receive WGAW mailings and communications, may serve on WGAW committees, use the WGAW Script Registration Service at a reduced rate, and attend The Guild Screenings. AWC members may also become members of the Musicians' Interguild Credit Union (subject to their discretion).


Applicants are required to have written the equivalent of one half-hour of produced animation. (If you are contracted to write the equivalent of one half-hour of animation which has not yet been produced, please contact WGAW Organizing for further instructions.)


The Writers Guild of America West Animation Writers Caucus gives out an Animation Writing Award at the AWC’s annual awards ceremony.

The WGAW’s AWC Animation Writing Award is given to members of the Animation Writers Caucus or Writers Guild who have advanced the literature of animation in film and/or television through the years and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the animation writer.


The Guild has achieved success in organizing animation writers. WGA-covered animation writers receive the same rights and benefits as their live action counterparts, including residual payments, credit arbitrations, Guild minimums and pension and health.

Are you are about to enter into an employment or purchase agreement on an animated theatrical, television, or new media project?

Are you currently writing for a daytime or primetime animated television series and do you want WGA coverage?

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of WGA coverage?

Contact the WGAW AWC at (323) 782-4511 or email: WGAW Animation Writer Caucus.

Download the Animation Writers Caucus Application