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Organizing in Animation

Members successfully push for Guild coverage of short-form and TV animation projects.

Animation has quickly been able to adapt to the demands of COVID-19’s production shutdowns: writers’ rooms have gone virtual, animators and sound editors have been working remotely, and development deals show few signs of slowing. The WGAW has played an instrumental role in making Guild deals for writers, ensuring that they are fairly compensated in the process. Read more >>


US Census Hopes to Count on Writers

With so much at stake, WGAW partners with the 2020 census to remind members to respond before the September 30 deadline.

Nationwide, only 63% of households have responded in the 2020 census count, including a mere 55% of households in Los Angeles. Add COVID-19 and concerted efforts to suppress the count, and the results of the census could have severe negative consequences for representation and critical services. Read more >>


In Case You Missed It: Written By Fall 2020 Issue

In the new Fall 2020 issue of Written By: Decolonizing Hollywood—Native American & Indigenous writers are poised to change television. Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham synthesize a superhero in Wonder Woman 1984. There’s a little Evil in every Good Fight—just ask husband-wife co-creators Robert and Michelle King. What’s one thing Mrs. America creator Dahvi Waller has in common with right-wing activist Phyllis Schlafly? Deliberate ambiguity, maybe. Bruce Helford, Bruce Rasmussen, and Dave Caplan are back on the couch with The Conners. Members of the WGAW Committee of Black Writers talk candidly about racism and accountability in the industry in this exclusive Q&A. Writer-producer Evette Vargas, founder of The Writers Room 5050, uplifts the underrepresented. And in the latest Web Extra: When it came time to run the show, Dahvi Waller had a wealth of knowledge to rely on.

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