The Writers Guild of America, West has escalated its fight with the producers of "Fashion Police," a show on the E! cable network.
NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East Foundation has changed its name — it is now called the Writers Guild Initiative (WGI). The name change is part of a rebranding that recognizes the organization’s long time proactiveShow More Summary
Originally published September 11, 1998, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1295 Harlan Ellison told me an interesting anecdote, in relation to the Writers Guild of America’s committee on ageism. The head of the committee, a writer well into middle age, was complaining of rampant ageism in the industry: a very pronounced prejudice against older writers. Another [...]
You can’t stop the jokes from coming! E!'s Fashion Police writers might be in the middle of a heated battle for fair wages and Writers Guild of America recognition, but that isn’t stopping them from cracking the eff up! And cracking US the eff up, we might add. The writers might be buried up to their elbows in [...]
In August of 2010 I was offered a staff writing job on a brand new E! show called Fashion Police. The salary offered was less than half of the Writer's Guild of America minimum for TV writing, with no medical or dental benefits, no pension, no residuals and no job security. Show More Summary
"Fashion Police" is once again under the spotlight of the Writers Guild of America, West.
ABC’s Robin Roberts, FNC’s Bill Hemmer CNN’s VP of programming Janelle Rodriguez have been named to Variety’s Daytime TV Impact Honorees List. The Writers Guild of America has negotiated a new three-year agreement with CBS News, covering...Show More Summary
This week, the Writers Guild of America West announced a report of the hiring practices of networks and studios in regard to women and minority categories. As always, the progress was akin to the proverbial drop in the bucket.
Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2014 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Show More Summary
The Writers Guild of America West 2013 TV Staffing Brief, the organization’s analysis of who was hired to write American television shows during the 2011-2012 season, is out, and as usual, the results for women and people of color are not encouraging. Of 1722 writers who wrote for 190 shows, 519 or 30.5 percent of [...]
The Writers Guild of America West has demanded a $3 million bond from Nickelodeon because of “chronically late residuals payment and inadequate reporting practices.” In a March 8 dated letter I have obtained, the WGA West tells the Viacom-owned...Show More Summary
New York — The Writers Guild of America, East announced today that it reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with ABC News, covering newswriters, producers, assignment editors, promo producers, graphic artists and desk assistants. Show More Summary
The Writers Guild of America, East and ABC News have reached a tentative agreement affecting more than 140 writers, producers, assignment editors, promo producers, graphic artists and desk assistants. The three-year agreement provides for 2% increases in pay each year, plus increased contributions to the WGA pension plan. Show More Summary
The bridge is yours. -Only six of the Writers’ Guild of America 101 greatest screenplays are by women. -Quvenzhané Wallis is not the only person people seem to think it’s okay to nickname rather than learning to pronounce their names. -I want to see Snowpiercer immediately. -Louis C.K. will be back on our televisions on [...]
Award-Winning screenwriter and playwright Tom Stoppard, who received the Writers Guild of America, West's 2013 Laurel Award for Film, says he doubts that he would ever adapt any of his own theatrical works for the screen.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has won this year’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing from the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East. Below, we’ve listed to all the nominees both categories. Show More Summary
At B. B. King's on Sunday night, at the Writers Guild of America Award ceremony, amidst a lot of foul-mouthed laughs and sober-minded speeches, writer/director Nora Ephron was remembered.
Zero Dark Thirty and Argo proved this weekend that written word critics love a good CIA thriller. Both movies took home top screenplay honors at the Writers Guild of America gala. Mark Boal won the original screenplay prize for Zero Dark Thirty, the movie was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and follows the CIA’s manhunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Taking home the [...]Show More Summary
Jessica Chastain showed her support for Hollywood writers at the Writers Guild of America Awards in LA last night while Lena Dunham snagged an award at the WGA's ceremony in NYC. The WGA Awards take place on both coasts - at the JW Marriott in LA and the B.B. Show More Summary
Argo had another big showing as the Writers Guild of America awards were handed out in Los Angeles Sunday night, as the film’s screenwriter Chris Terrio won the adapted screenplay… READ ON