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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 weeks 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

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, 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

3 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...

Writers Guild of America members vote to ratify a new contract

Members of the Writers Guild of America have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the new three-year contract that was approved by the union’s leadership this month after a nail-biting round of negotiations with the major Hollywood studios. The guild said in an announcement Wednesday that of the 3,647...

Studios Snubbed WGA’s Contract Proposal To Boost Women & Minority Writers

EXCLUSIVE: The WGA made no major gains in its new film and TV contract regarding diversity, which the guild has been pushing for years. "There was a proposal related to diversity on the table," an industry source said, "but the guild...Show More Summary

WGA ‘Appalled’ at FCC Investigation of Stephen Colbert Over Trump Monologue

Ajit Pai can’t catch a break this Monday. Just after John Oliver shaded the FCC commissioner for his lame Big Lebowski tweets and net neutrality stance, the Writers Guild of America has issued a statement slamming Pai, too. Last week, the FCC announced plans to review Colbert’s Late Show monologue ... More »

WGA “Appalled” Over FCC Review Of Stephen Colbert’s Crude Trump Tirade

With a strike adverted at the last minute last week, the Writers Guild of America today struck up a defense of Stephen Colbert against the FCC's so-called investigation of his late night scathing and lewd monologue against PresidentShow More Summary

For the Record

“Chuck” review: In the May 5 Calendar section, a photo caption accompanying a review of the film “Chuck” said actress Elisabeth Moss plays character Chuck Wepner’s girlfriend. She plays his wife. Writer’s Guild: In the May 3 Section A, an article about the Writers Guild of America’s contract with...

Writers Guild of America contract secures $86 million more in health plan contributions

As the Writers Guild of America moves closer to ratifying its agreement with the major Hollywood studios, key details of the proposed deal have emerged, including increases to the union’s employer-funded healthcare plan, which had faced mounting deficits. Some details of the agreement, which was...

15 Politicians’ Favorite TV Shows, From Most to Least Surprising

On Monday, beloved Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren posted a message to her Facebook page in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, which is currently mulling a strike. Innocuous enough at first glance, a closer look at the post yields a stunning revelation: beloved Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is a fan of Ballers. In fact, […]

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