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Writers Guild Stands “In Solidarity” With Weinstein Accusers

The Writers Guild of America West says it “stands in solidarity” with the women who have spoken out about sexual harassment. In a letter sent to members today, the WGAW writes: “The recent accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein have opened up important discussions in our community and among our Guild members about sexual harassment. Show More Summary

Writers Guild East Condemns Harvey Weinstein’s “Deplorable Misconduct”

The Writers Guild of America, East President has condemned Harvey Weinstein’s “deplorable misconduct”, praising “brave women and intrepid reporters” who have brought the allegations to light. In a statement, WGA East President Beau Willimon...Show More Summary

Vice Media video workers to unionize with writers and editors guilds

Video workers at Vice Media have chosen to join the Writers Guild of America, East, as well as the Motion Picture Editors Guild in a move that will unionize about 300 additional employees at the millennial-focused new media company. The East Coast chapter of the writers guild already represents...

Video Workers at Vice Vote to Join the Union Family

Video Workers at Vice Vote to Join the Union Family VICE Union on Twitter Workers for Vice Media voted this week to come together in union, with content creators joining the Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE) and post-productionShow More Summary

WGA Denies Thor: Ragnarok Co-Writer Credit Citing Guild Regulations

Screenwriter Stephany Folsom has been denied a co-writing credit for Thor: Ragnarok due to the Writers Guild of America's regulations. The post WGA Denies Thor: Ragnarok Co-Writer Credit Citing Guild Regulations appeared first on CB...

Guilds & Lawmakers Urge Gov. Cuomo To Sign NY Tax Credit Bill To Boost Women & Minorities

House of Cards creator Beau Willimon and actress/writer Robin Thede have joined the WGA East and the DGA in urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation to create the Television Writers' and Directors' Fees and Salaries Credit. Show More Summary

WGA West: Donald Trump “Disgraces Our Nation”

Saying that President Donald Trump's latest comments on the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA, have disgraced the United States, the WGA West has issued a statement today: "The Writers Guild of America West believes in free speech – even from Nazis and white supremacists. Show More Summary

Joe Bologna Dies: The Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter And ‘Blame It On Rio’, ‘Big Daddy’ Actor Was 82

The celebrated actor, director and Oscar-nominated and Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning screenwriter Joe Bologna has died at the age of 82 today. “He had a beautiful life and a beautiful death having fully and gratefully experienced...Show More Summary

The Writers Guild Strike Almost Took Down Kevin McDonald

It seems like ancient history now, but the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike was a treacherous time for many scribes. Kevin McDonald was one of them. The Kids in the Hall comedian had been in Hollywood since 1994 working on sitcoms and movies. Fellow KITH Bruce McCulloch had helped...

Infringement by Galaktika Magazine: Authors Guild and SFWA Reach Settlement

3 months agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware On July 20, the Authors Guild and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced that they had together reached an agreement with Hungary-based Galaktika Magazine.For at least a decade, Galaktika re-published stories by multiple authors without seeking permission or remitting payment. Show More Summary

Writers Guild Awards Sets Ceremony Dates, Eligibility Deadlines

The 2018 Writers Guild Awards will be presented at concurrent ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The 70th annual awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, videogame,...Show More Summary

New Theatre In The UK Is 'Drying Up' As Funding Crises Hit Programs For Playwrights

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Screenwriter Olivia Hatreed, president of the Writers' Guild, says, "It always takes a couple of years after the cuts start for people to really feel the impact... You kind of go along and think it's all fine, but really you've already walked off the cliff."

Hollywood Writers Take a Hit

The Writers Guild of America-West’s annual report contains double-barreled bad news for Hollywood writers, revealing that the total number of writers working in the industry declined in the latest fiscal year, as did total salaries, Deadline.com reports. “The report, mailed...

TGP Founder Jim Hoft to Speak on Blogging and How to Defeat the Fake News Media in Cape Girardeau Saturday

The Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft will speak Saturday morning at the Southeast Missouri chapter of the Missouri WritersGuild in the Cape... The post TGP Founder Jim Hoft to Speak on Blogging and How to Defeat the Fake News Media in Cape Girardeau Saturday appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

BAD ECONOMICS, MICRO AND MACRO EDITION: Micro: ‘We are the Obama people,’ said Camille Sweene…

BAD ECONOMICS, MICRO AND MACRO EDITION: Micro: ‘We are the Obama people,’ said Camille Sweeney, a New York writer and member of the Authors Guild. Her insurance is being canceled, and she is dismayed that neither her pediatrician nor her general practitioner appears to be on the exchange plans. What to do has become a […]

Can Cancon Compete?: A Response to the WGC on The Future of Canadian TV Production

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

My post this week on the recent CRTC's television licensing decision elicited a strongly worded response yesterday from the Writers Guild of Canada. My original post made two key points. First, responding to Kate Taylor's assertion that...Show More Summary

Writers Guild Ratifies New Contract

“Members of the Writers Guild of America have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with television and film producers,” the AP reports. “The guild announced Wednesday that the new agreement passed by a 99 percent margin, with only 30 members...

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