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MAY 22, 2020

When Your Only Weapon Is Inaction

Writer Dennis Palumbo gives quarantined writers permission and perspective amid COVID-19.

With the COVID-19 pandemic in its third month in the US, Connect spoke to psychotherapist Dennis Palumbo about recurring themes in his therapy practice with writers who are under extended stay-at-home orders and grappling with an entertainment industry on indefinite pause. Read more >>


Going In Blind

A visually impaired writer reflects on switching to a zoom room.

I was secretly excited about the idea of a virtual writers' room. And not just because I was grateful to keep my TV staff job during quarantine. I’m visually impaired, and for years technology had promised a revolution in communication and opportunity for people with disabilities. This was my chance to push the bold frontier of collaboration, and I didn’t even have to put on jeans! Read more >>


Mentorship Program Anchors New Members in Uncertain Times

The Guild’s new member mentorship program gives new writers practical guidance and hope.

Mentorship is a way for seasoned writers to share their knowledge and experience and help new Guild members become more successful professionals. In a world turned upside down by COVID-19, mentor groups have continued to meet virtually and provide added support for new members. Read more >>


Introducing: Ask a Mentor

Established screen and TV writers answer your questions in this new column.

Whether you’re new to the business, or have a few credits to your name, we can all use a little advice sometimes.

Send your questions to and we will find mentors from the WGAW New Member Mentor Program, or other sage Guild leaders, to answer your question in an upcoming issue of Connect.

Please keep your questions about the craft, job hunting, career, or Guild service. If your question is selected, you may choose to have it published anonymously.


CBS News Writers Win Release of Guaranteed Emergency Sick Leave Policy

WGAW members show the power of solidarity in action.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Guild members at CBS Broadcasting were working without any extended guarantees for the health and protection of themselves and their families in the event of infection. A petition calling on CBS to institute emergency sick leave policy began circulating with news writers in March. Read more >>

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