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WGA Meeting Shows Guild On Strike Footing As Contract Talks Loom

Bargaining on a new contract isn’t expected to begin until next month, but if tonight's informational meeting is any indication, the Writers Guild of America is definitely on a strike footing. "It seems that if they took a strike authorization vote tonight, it would be favorable," said a seemingly dismayed writer upon leaving the meeting. Show More Summary

Patton Oswalt on Trump, Obama, David Lee Roth, and Rutgers linguistics

At the Writers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, host Patton Oswalt predictably made some Trump jokes in his opening monologue. What wasn't so predictable was an extended analogy involving '80s hard rocker David Lee Roth and the linguistics department at Rutgers University. The key line: "Donald Trump taking Obama's job would be like […]

Well That Was Weird AF!

James Woods is gonna let you finish, but first he's gonna take off your shoe. The conservative actor crashed the stage at the Writer's Guild of America Awards on Sunday during Patton Oswalt's opening monologue — just to make fun of his award show attire! The funny moment occurred after Oswalt made obligatory digs at Donald Trump, [...]

The 2017 Writers Guild Awards Give Well-Deserved Honors to Arrival, Moonlight, and Atlanta

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Arrival may not have won any Golden Globes, but the Writers Guild of America finally gave them a well-deserved accolade: Best Adapted Screenplay!

WGA Awards Winners Led by 'Moonlight,' 'Arrival,' 'Atlanta,' 'The Americans'

The Writers Guild of America revealed its annual award winners in film, television, and other media on Sunday evening, crowning some critical darlings and providing a potential shakeup to the Oscars race. On the television side, Donald...Show More Summary

2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced (Complete List)

"La La Land" finally took a break from winning awards last night as the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of their 69th annual WGA Awards. "Moonlight" and... For more, visit our blog !

'Arrival' & 'Moonlight' Win Best Screenplays at the 2017 WGA Awards

With just one week to go until the Academy Awards, the Writers Guild of America has announced the winners of the 2017 WGA Awards. Last year, the big WGA winners were Spotlight (Original), written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, as well...Show More Summary

WGA Awards 2017: Top Prizes Go to ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Arrival’

Awards season finally and truly comes to an end next weekend with the Oscars, but we’ve got a few final prizes to get out before then. Over this past weekend, the Writers Guild of America handed out their 2017 awards. Big winners inShow More Summary

John Waters Strikes A Blow For The Not-Normal – And For The Union: WGA Awards

Producer-director David Simon paid homage at the WGA Awards tonight to John Waters, his fellow proud son of Baltimore who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from the Writers Guild of America. Calling Waters at heart and essentially a writer, Simon said that "he is the great modern master of self-effacement and self-parody. Show More Summary

'Moonlight' and 'Arrival' take top honors at the Writers Guild Awards, where political barbs abound

At its annual awards show – one of the final indicators of which way the winds of Oscar buzz may be blowing before the Academy Awards – the Writers Guild of America honored “Moonlight,” the poetic story of a gay black youth’s coming of age in Miami, and the cerebral sci-fi film “Arrival.” "Moonlight"...

WGA Awards: John Waters Strikes A Blow For The Not-Normal – And For The Union

Producer/director and fellow proud son of Baltimore David Simon John Waters tonight paid homage tonight to John Waters, who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from the Writers Guild of America. Calling Waters at heart and essentially a writer, Simon said that, "he is the great modern master of self-effacement and self-parody. Show More Summary

Oliver Stone’s Critique Of America: It’s Not Just Donald Trump, “But A System” – WGA Awards

In presenting Oliver Stone with the Writers Guild West Laurel Award tonight, Salvador actor James Wood said, “Oliver had the temerity to ask me once, ‘Do you think I should just retire?’ I said, ‘Are you fcking kidding me? Trump just got elected. Show More Summary

WGA Honoree Susannah Grant on Pocahontas, the Decline of Middle-Class Screenwriters, and Why She Loved Moana’s Character Design

On February 19, the Writers Guild of America will present its annual awards for writing achievements across film, TV, digital, and video-game formats at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. It will also honor a handful of industry luminaries whose careers exemplify the best of their guild, including ... More »

Novelists explore the impact of America’s immigration policy

2 weeks agoArts : Prospero

DONALD TRUMP’S executive order of January 27th—alleged to protect “the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States”—has been widely condemned by writers. The Writers Guild of America attacked the order as “unconstitutional and deeply wrong”.

MTV News staff votes to unionize under Writers Guild of America, East

Members of the editorial staff of MTV News, the youth-focused viral media division of MTV, have voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, the union announced on Friday. New York-based MTV News said its editorial staff consists mostly of freelance contractors who currently are given...

Writers Guild of America calls travel ban 'un-American'; stands behind Asghar Farhadi

Today in Entertainment: PETA protests 'A Dog's Purpose' at Hollywood theater Jan. 29, 2017, 2:31 p.m. Much of Hollywood is mourning the death of Mary Tyler Moore at the age 80 on Wednesday. Her career tracked the evolution of female roles on television, from stay-at-home mom Laura Petrie to independent...

Writers Guilds Blast Trump’s ‘Unconstitutional and Deeply Wrong’ Muslim Ban

Hours after the Academy criticized President Donald Trump's Muslim ban as being "extremely troubling," the Writers Guild of America has issued a pointed statement of their own. Trump's executive order — which bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the U.S. — gained prominence in the film industry this ... More »

Writers Guilds Call Travel Ban “Unconstitutional & Deeply Wrong”

The Writers Guilds of America East and West have condemned President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “unconstitutional and deeply wrong.” The guilds pledged their support for Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian director of the Oscar-nominated The...Show More Summary

2017 Writers Guild Awards Nominations Announced

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2017 screenwriting awards. Once again, Oscar hopefuls like "La La Land", "Manchester by the Sea",... For more, visit our blog !

Writers Guild Screenplay Nominations (All Three Of Them) Are Out

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The Writers Guild of America hands out only three movie awards - a paltry number compared to the guild's 26 TV categories - but this year's list of nominees is complete with an interesting split from the Academy."

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