Groening named 2012 AWC Animation Writing
Award honoree; Writers add their two cents.
As creator of Futurama and The Simpsons, the longest-running scripted show in history, now in its 24th season, Matt Groening changed the face of primetime television. Groening was recently named this year's recipient of the Animation Writing Award, presented by the WGAW's Animation Writers Caucus. Read more
Politics, Policy Year-End Wrap-Up
As the Guild tallies electoral wins and policy initiatives, the forecast for 2013 looks good -- with more work to
Election Day 2012 represented another step forward for the WGAW's political and public policy work on behalf of writers. Of the 21 candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives endorsed by the WGAW PAC, 19 were successful in their bids for elective office. Additionally, California Proposition 32, on which the PAC recommended a "no" vote, was defeated. As the Guild continues to work on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the creative and economic interests of WGAW members, we have a growing list of allies to work with. Read more
Managing Your Management
WEC panel gives the lowdown on making your management work for you.
Learn how to get the most out of the people who guide your career: your agent and manager. Watch the full-length video of the WGAW Writers Education Committee's recent panel "Managing Your Management."
Improv for Writers
Guild members tap into their inner thesps and learn techniques that translate onto the page...and in
As a writer, you put words on paper for actors to bring to life. Ironically, most writers know very little about acting and aren't aware of how it can help them in their work. Read more
The Gay Scene
Writers explore LGBT themes at evening of readings.
The WGAW's Gay & Lesbian Writers Committee recently staged its 8th annual evening of staged readings of LGBT-themed scenes from members' unproduced scripts. Selections this year were written by Brad Bauner, Gary Goldstein, Kellie Griffin, Philip Pierce, Jennifer Ralston, D.J. Richardson, David Rothmiller, Scotty-Miguel Sandoe, Daniel Vaillancourt & David A. Lee, and Thomas Wong. Photo Gallery