Plus, WGA theater reopening and Writers Guild Awards
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MARCH 25, 2022

Member-to-Member: Women in the Room

A conversation between TV writers Kelechi Urama and Charmaine DeGraté

In honor of Women’s History Month, Connect arranged a virtual meet-up between two female TV writers: Kelechi Urama (Run the World) and Charmaine DeGraté (House of the Dragon, Daisy Jones & the Six), a newer TV writer and a more seasoned TV writer, respectively. Though Urama and DeGraté had never met before, the conversation began with introductions and by the end of the hour, the women had spoken about the importance of strong female showrunners, the power of saying no, and what changes they hope to see in the industry for female writers in leadership. Read more >>

Guild Theater Announces April Reopening

For member Adam Schwartz, this means a return to matinees and daddy-daughter days.

Three years ago, I’m sitting in a darkened movie theater, sobbing, heartbroken, tears streaming down my face. I furiously dig in my pockets, reaching for napkins to wipe my wet eyes. No, I’m not watching the latest tearjerker; I’m sitting next to my 4-year-old daughter at the Wreck-It-Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet (screenplay by Pamela Ribon and Phil Johnston, story by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore and Jim Reardon and Pamela Ribon and Josie Trinidad). Read more >>

WGAW Congratulates 74th Annual Writers Guild Awards Winners

Watch clips from the virtual awards show, hosted by Ashley Nicole Black.

For the second year in a row, the Writers Guild Awards show was held as a joint, virtual ceremony with the Writers Guild of America, East. The show, held this past Sunday on March 20, featured a live-in-studio host—Ashley Nicole Black—and presenters, with pre-recorded segments from presenters and honorees. Read more >>

Women’s History Month: Meet Me at 3rd & Fairfax

Guild sisters talk shop and craft on the WGAW’s podcast.

Check out the latest episodes of WGAW’s 3rd & Fairfax podcast, featuring a diverse range of women writing in film and television. Recent episodes feature several 2022 Writers Guild Awards nominees and winners, and screenwriters whose scripts were named on WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far), such as: Marissa Jo Cerar (Women of the Movement), Yahlin Chang (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sian Heder (CODA), Kourtney Kang (Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.), Amy Koppelman (A Mouthful of Air), Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain), Ann Slichter (Weakest Link), Susan Soon He Stanton (Succession), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Tracey Scott Wilson (Respect), and more. Subscribe to WGAW’s podcast, available via, iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn, and Stitcher.

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