Plus, free COBRA coverage and creating your personal archive.
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JUNE 18, 2021

Writing Samples: Feature, Pilot, Spec?

Anne Kenney speaks to the importance of using original works as writing samples, no matter the type.

Writing samples give potential employers and reps a valuable sense of a writer’s capabilities. Mentor Anne Kenney (American Gods, Outlander) explains what to consider with a writing sample and why it should always be original.

Question: “My rep has asked for some new samples. Should I provide them with work that I produced for a show I was staffed on?” Read more >>


DIY: Creating Your Personal Archive

Writers Guild Foundation Archivist Hilary Swett shows you how to take inventory of, organize, and preserve your written work.

Did you miss the recent virtual seminar, Telling Your Own Story: A Workshop for Writers on Creating Your Personal Archive?

Presented by WGAW’s Writers Education Committee and Writers Guild Foundation, this informative workshop details the best approaches and methods for writers to care for their work. Archivist Hilary Swett leads writers, step by step, through the archiving process: making a plan, taking inventory, appraising and prioritizing materials, and deciding what to keep (and what to toss). Focusing on principles of preservation and organization, Swett drills down on special supplies, digital files, metadata, long-term storage, and more, demystifying the process to make it less daunting. Read more >>


Free COBRA Coverage Under American Rescue Plan

Didn’t meet your earnings requirement for health coverage? See if you are eligible for this limited benefit.

The pandemic relief bill signed by President Biden in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), offers a 100% subsidy of COBRA payments to qualified individuals, between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021.

Under COBRA, or the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, individuals who lose their health coverage due to a Qualifying Event, such as job loss or hours reduction, have the option to continue their coverage for a limited amount of time. For the Writers’ Guild-Industry Health Fund, this includes participants and covered dependents who lose earned coverage because the participant did not meet the annual earnings requirement. Read more >>

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