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WGA issues a 'call to arms' over proposed Fox-Time Warner deal

The Writers Guild of America, West is stepping up its fight over Rupert Murdoch's proposed $80-billion offer to acquire Time Warner Inc.

Writers Guild of America East opposes Internet fast lanes

The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) has made clear its opposition to any form of Internet fast lane.

Hollywood Guilds Want Supreme Court to Hear Marvel Characters Dispute

The Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America are rallying behind efforts by the heirs of Jack Kirby to terminate rights to Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and the Avengers. read more

5 Tips from a Seasoned Television Writer

“This post is in partnership with Cadillac“ Cadillac and the Producers Guild of America recently launched Make Your Mark, a short film competition that challenges producers to create compelling content with limited resources. Contestants...Show More Summary

Why Marianne Matters

When I think of Marianne Williamson's campaign to represent California's 33rd Congressional District, I'm reminded of a story. A few years ago, the Writers Guild of America held a contest: say what is best about being a writer in only three words. Show More Summary

240 Writers Guild of America members sign pro-Net Neutrality letter to the FCC

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Robbo sez, "The WGA (Writers Guild of America West) has stepped into the fray over the FCC's proposed non-Net Neutrality rules with over 240 members (show runners, creators & writers alike) signing a letter urging FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to protect a free and open internet and not let it become like cable television. Show More Summary

Barry Levinson Quits WGA Over Sloppy Credit Arbitration On Screen Version Of Philip Roth’s ‘The Humbling’

EXCLUSIVE: Barry Levinson, for 40-years a card carrying member of the Writers Guild of America, has resigned over what he termed “reprehensible” treatment he was given in an arbitration of screen credit for the adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Humbling. Show More Summary

Writers Guild of America members ratify contract

Members of the Writers Guild of America have ratified a new three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. 

WGA and Hollywood studios reach deal on new contract

The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood's major studios have reached agreement on a new three-year contract for film and TV writers.

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ ‘Iron Man 3? Win Top Honors At First Annual Location Managers Guild Awards

Game Of Thrones and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty won top honors for its location managers at this evening’s first Location Managers Guild of America Awards, which was held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The black-tie...Show More Summary

Writers Rail As Talks Resume – Fifth Question In A Deadline Survey

As talks are about to resume Monday on the final elements that many hope will lead to a new deal for the Writers Guild Of America, we wanted to lend some perspective and give voice to the TV and feature writers whose fortunes will be tied directly to the deal their union makes. Show More Summary

WGA: Why Gains, Lessons From 2008?s Strike Will Keep Hollywood From Another War

Editors Note: As talks resume Monday that many hope will lead to a new deal for the Writers Guild Of America, we wanted to lend some perspective and voice to the TV and feature writers whose fortunes will be tied directly to the deal their union makes. Show More Summary

WGA Urges FCC to Block Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

By David Robb, Special To Deadline RELATED: WGA West & WGA East Slam Merger Of Comcast And Time Warner Cable EXCLUSIVE: The Writers Guild of America has offered a chilling picture of the future of television to the Federal Communications...Show More Summary

In a timely announcement, the Writers Guild of America East is hoping that New York will include a t

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In a timely announcement, the Writers Guild of America East is hoping that New York will include a tax incentive as part of their state budget for television shows that hire women and people of color for their writers' rooms. It's not a ton of money, but it's certainly an interesting strategy. Read more...

Director Alexander Payne, DP Haskell Wexler, Location Scout Scott Dewees To Be Feted By Location Managers Guild

Nebraska director Alexander Payne, DP Haskell Wexler and location scout Scott Dewees will be honored by the Location Managers Guild of America on March 29th at the Writers Guild Theater. This is the first year of the awards show. Payne...Show More Summary

WGA East Slams ITV Studios America For Not Paying Overtime & Stalled Contract Talks

Revenues may up 20% at its UK parent company but ITV Studios America today found its relationship with the Writers Guild of America East taking a steep fall. As contract talks grind on between the two parties, the scribe guild claims...Show More Summary

Writers Guild Plans Forum on Affordable Care Act

“This is not about advising writers; we’re in search of information,” said Michael Winship, the president of the Writers Guild of America East.

Writers Guild of America and studios suspend contract talks

The Writers Guild of America and the major studios and networks are taking a break from the bargaining table after two weeks of negotiations.

WGA wants to stop Comcast/Time Warner wedding

The Writers Guild of America, long a fierce opponent of media consolidation, has given a thumbs-down to the proposed merger between Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.

WGA West Slams Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

The Writers Guild of America West didn’t leave much room for ambiguity on their feelings about Comcast‘s newly announced $45.2B all-stock deal to purchase Time Warner Cable. “Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is bad for everyone: content creators, programmers, suppliers, and consumers,” said the Guild today in a statement. Show More Summary

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