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JULY 16, 2021

Ask a Mentor: Asking for Direction

Nicole Riegel shares her thoughts on finding the right director for a greenlit project, looking at both sides of the relationship.

Getting a script greenlit and funded is a goal screenwriters dream about. But what about after that? If you don’t direct, how do you find the right person to take your script from page to screen? Writer-director Nicole Riegel (Holler) encourages writers to ask themselves some important questions when seeking a creative connection with a director.

Question: “I have a script that is greenlit + funded. I’m needing a director, someone that has a good track record of decent box office that will be acceptable. I’m needing some good advice, steps I can take to connect with a director. MANY THANKS!” Read more >>


Update from The PAC: Virtual Meetup with Senator Patty Murray

The WGAW PAC welcomes the labor rights champion from Washington state.

The WGAW Political Action Committee helps amplify the political voice of writers by working to elect federal and state candidates who support the Guild’s public policy priorities.

On Wednesday, June 30 the WGAW PAC held a virtual fundraising event for the US senator from Washington state, Patty Murray, cosponsor of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and chair of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Read more >>


Craft Corner: Emmy-Nominated Writers

Connect rounds up past Craft stories and 3rd & Fairfax podcast episodes featuring some of this year’s Emmy-nominated members.

The 73rd Emmy Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday, July 13—and among them are a plethora of projects written or created by WGA members. Before the ceremony airs on Sunday, September 19 (on CBS and Paramount+), catch up on interviews with some members nominated in the writing categories by checking out these past Craft articles and 3rd & Fairfax podcast episodes.

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Brad Ingelsby (Mare of Easttown), Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant), Maya Erskine (PEN15)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Jon Favreau (The Mandalorian)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Robin Thede (A Black Lady Sketch Show)

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