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May 27, 2022

WGF Library Reopens June 1

Patrons can visit the library by appointment only, with proof of vaccination and booster.

The Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library is reopening on June 1, by appointment only.

“We are so happy to be welcoming patrons back and cultivating a peaceful and studious place to learn the craft and get work done, and to be able to fulfill our mission and purpose of providing access to all who want to hone their craft,” says Archivist Hilary Swett. Read more >>

Reminder to Complete WGA Negotiations Survey

Have you completed the WGA Negotiations Survey? Check your inbox for your survey link, which was sent Wednesday evening. Search for the subject “survey” in your inbox if you need assistance finding it.

Past Lives: When Lightning Strikes

An Air Force pilot whose cockpit loses power in a storm goes on to fuel Army Wives.

So there I was...

Going about 315 miles per hour, not far off the coast of Northern California, about 35,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. I always recall what happened next in perfect slow motion: the nose of my aircraft was struck by lightning. To be clear, getting struck by lightning in an airplane is not a death sentence by any stretch; it happens on occasion and typically only leaves a minor scratch on a jet’s paint job. Read more >>

Signatory Alert: Sovereign Film Production Limited

Do not work for bad actors on the Strike/Unfair List.

When signatory companies undermine your rights or the terms of the MBA, the Guild holds them accountable. For certain types of unfair conduct, The WGAW Board of Directors may place a company or individual on the Strike/Unfair List.

Please be advised that the following company and individual have been placed on the Strike/Unfair List: Andreas Roald, Sovereign Film Production Limited. Read more >>

In the 4/15 issue of Connect, in the “Seeking Submissions for Past Lives Column” blurb, we referred to an article by member George Jeffries. The correct name is Georgia Jeffries. Our apologies for the error.

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