Joint Statement from WGA & DGA Presidents Regarding Max Credit Changes
The presidents of the DGA and WGAW released the following statements decrying the unilateral decision by Warner Bros. Discovery to change the long-standing individual credits of directors and writers in the new rollout of Max.
WGA Raises Solidarity Assistance Funds
Recognizing the broader effects of a work stoppage on the entertainment community, members of the WGA Negotiating Committee, WGAW Board, WGAE Council, and others have pledged funds to help industry workers in need.
Writers Guild of America Calls Strike, Effective Tuesday, May 2
Following the unanimous recommendation of the WGA Negotiating Committee, the WGAW Board and the WGAE Council acting upon the authority granted to them by their memberships, have voted unanimously to call a strike, effective Tuesday, May 2.
2023 Writers Guild Awards: Winners Announced
WGAW and WGAE tonight announced the winners of the 2023 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories.
Screenwriter and Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz to Receive WGAW’S 2023 Paul Selvin Award for She Said
Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz has been named recipient of Writers Guild of America West’s 2023 Paul Selvin Award in recognition of her adapted screenplay She Said, which tells the story of two New York Times reporters breaking news that would expose decades of silence around sexual assault in Hollywood.
Janelle James to Host 2023 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles Ceremony
Multi-faceted writer-actress-comedian Janelle James will host the 2023 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday, March 5.
Visionary Filmmaker Charlie Kaufman to Receive WGAW’s 2023 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
Acclaimed writer, director, producer, and author Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter of the Writers Guild Award and Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, has been named the recipient of the WGAW’s 2023 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement.
Television Writer-Producer Yvette Lee Bowser to Receive WGAW’s 2023 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement
TV writer and producer Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single) has been named the recipient of the 2023 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.
Broken Promises Bulletin: How the Warner Bros. Discovery Merger Hurts Workers and Diversity
A follow-up bulletin to the Writers Guild of America West’s 2021 report “Broken Promises: Media Mega Mergers and the Case for Antitrust Reform” highlights the ongoing damage caused by the 2022 merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery.
2023 Writers Guild Awards: Screenplay Nominations Announced
WGAW and WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2022.