Plus, What are series formats and why are they important?
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JULY 11, 2022

“The Impossible Job:” 14 Secrets to Successful Showrunning

Tips and takeaways from the Showrunner Training Program Virtual Crash Course.

Many writers dream of the day their pilot gets picked up and they become a first-time showrunner. The Guild’s acclaimed WGA Showrunner Training Program (WGA SRTP) recently offered a virtual crash course in essential showrunning skills, designed around the idea that if attendees had to take over a show tomorrow, or if their pilot got picked up, they would have the basics to get started on the right foot. Read more >>

All About Series Formats

Writers, reps, and execs discuss the industry’s increasingly prevalent series formats, what makes them most effective, and how they can impact the decision to buy a project.

On June 14, the WGAW Writers Education Committee and moderator/writer Keshni Kashyap (Special) gathered a panel of guest speakers to answer the question, “What is a series format?” Panelists—including Teenage Bounty Hunters creator Kathleen Jordan, Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, A&E Vice President of Creative Affairs Tom Lerner, manager/partner of Haven Entertainment Rachel Miller, and WGAW Senior Director of Contracts Laurie Espinosa—compared notes on when, why, and how formats are used, and discussed the ways our Guild views and enforces series format writing and compensation. Read more >>

Signatory Alert: Lotus Entertainment, Crescendo LLC, and Anthill, Inc.

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 companies and individuals have been placed on the Strike/Unfair List for failure to comply with an arbitration award... Read more >>

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