Rules for Theatrical
Theatrical screenplays produced under the jurisdiction of
the WGA or of an affiliate Guild are not automatically deemed submitted for the
award. A completed entry form must be submitted for WGA awards
To be eligible, a theatrical motion picture must have
been written under the WGA MBA or under a bona fide collective bargaining
agreement of the Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain,
Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild, New Zealand Writers Guild, La
Guilde Francaise des Scénaristes (France), Scriptwriters Guild of Israel or
the Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma (Québec)
(collectively, “affiliate Guilds”).
Submissions for films written
under the jurisdiction of an affiliate guild must include a letter from the
affiliate guild verifying awards eligibility. Please note that an affiliate
Guild may impose additional requirements for a writer to be considered covered
by its collective bargaining agreement.
ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION
The screenplay awards are for films that were or will be
exhibited theatrically in the Los Angeles area for at least one week during
Theatrical screenplays are classified as Original or Adapted.
The WGA will make the final determination of the proper classification for a
For screenplays produced under the WGA MBA, a Notice of
Tentative Writing Credits must be on file with the WGA and the credit
determination must be final. Writers of source material are not eligible for
Films that that had their initial exhibition on
television (broadcast, pay or cable) or were released directly on DVD are not
eligible for screenplay awards.
The production company or any writer
who received writing credit for the theatrical screenplay may submit the
screenplay for awards consideration. Writers representatives (e.g. agents,
managers or publicists) may also submit on the writer‘s behalf.
Only online submissions will be accepted. A receipt will
automatically be sent to the email address of the entrant upon successful
completion of the submission. The deadline for submission is 5:30 p.m. (PST) on Friday, November 13, 2015. No late or incomplete submissions
will be accepted.
THEATRICAL SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2016 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED