After a strong start, ABC?s Nashville only did middlingly well in the ratings during its freshman season on the network, but it did get nominated for some awards, including Golden Globe, People?s Choice Awards, and Writers Guild of America nominations. Show More Summary
The name change is intended to better communicate the organization’s mission: mentoring and developing new writers. read more
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 [...]
The Writers Guild Foundation has tapped a civil rights attorney as its next leader. Katie Buckland, former executive director of the California Women’s Law Center, a legal advocacy group targeting the civil rights of women and girls, will replace the retired Angelo Kirgo, who stepped down after two decades. Show More Summary
After The Empire Strikes Back was in the bag, Lawrence Kasdan donated a copy of his handwritten first draft of the script to the Writers Guild Foundation, which is exactly like the Spice Guild in Dune, right down to the crazy blue eyes and addiction to a powdered substance that lets you transcend space and time. Show More Summary
Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan wrote his first script draft for The Empire Strikes Back (though his was certainly not the first draft) by hand, and recently donated those handwritten pages to the Writers Guild Foundation Archive. Slashfilm got a peek at a few of those pages, and how they differ from the final version of the film. Read more...
This week I talked to the great people at the Writers Guild Foundation Archive about giving us access to something unprecedented from Star Wars history. Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan donated his original handwritten first draft of The Empire Strikes Back. The WGA West archive has the only copy in existence, other than the original, in addition [...]
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I've gotten into a wonderful conversation over at the Catholic Writers' Guild blog. It goes on in the comments box of whatever book review I've posted lately, but carries on the same conversation.Don has begun dipping into Robert Heinlein's writing and his comment is a really wonderful review of Stranger in a Strange Land. Show More Summary
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
The Writers Guild is urging members not to work on the Joan Rivers-hosted E! program. read more
To answer your first question first: Yes, E!’s Fashion Police has writers. Second, they’re going on strike. The Writers Guild
Bee Wilson is a food writer, author and reviewer. Her latest book was Consider the Fork: A History of Invention in the Kitchen. She has been named food journalist of the year three times by the Guild of Food Writers....
"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
Qasim Rashid, a HuffingtonPost blogger and member of the Muslim Writers Guild, spoke to students at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., about making changes to the First Amendment and limiting Americans' right to freedom of speech during a lecture at the campus on March 19.
Few screenwriters go public with details of the sorry state of the Writers Guild’s very arbitrary arbitrations over credits. But veteran scribe Doug Richardson does. He recently was one of the independent judges on a credits arbitration and blogs that “the awful process” made him recall his most memorable tale of woe. 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.