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You’ll Be Waiting a While for the Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Season + More News

Brace yourselves, “Game of Thrones” fans.The HBO megahit won’t return until 2019, according to Sansa Stark herself. (Variety) The 2018 Writers Guild of America Awards nominees are out.Among the contenders are “GLOW,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Stranger Things.” Winners will be announced Feb. Show More Summary

Here are your comedy writers nominated for the 2018 WGA Awards

Whither original short-form online comedy? The Writers Guild of America revealed today this year’s nominees, with winners named in simultaneous ceremonies Feb. 11, 2018, in New York City (hosted by Amber Ruffin) and Los Angeles (hosted by Patton Oswalt). The WGA Award nominations included great news for Netflix’s GLOW, honored as not only one of […]

Handmaid's Tale, GLOW Lead WGA Nominations

The 2018 Writers Guild of America television nominations are in and streaming services are at the top of the pack. Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale has been nominated for both Best Drama Series and New Series, while Netflix's GLOW is also jointly nominated for New Series and Best Comedy Series. Show More Summary

WGA Awards: Top TV Noms Include ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘The Americans’, ‘Veep’, ‘GLOW’

The WGA has announced the TV nominees for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, which will be handed out February 11 in dual ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. The group also revealed nominations for new media, news, radio/audio and promotion...Show More Summary

Late Comics Icon Len Wein To Receive WGA West Animation Award

Len Wein, the late comic book co-creator of Marvel’s Wolverine and DC Swamp Thing who also served as an animation writer for TV, will receive the Writers Guild of America West's 2017 Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award.Show More Summary

Vox Media staff, including SB Nation writers, announce plans to unionize

After a year of layoffs, pivots and restructurings across media, editorial and video staffers at Vox Media announced Friday they will unionize as part of with the Writers Guild of America, East. Vox Media is composed of eight verticals, including the sports site SB Nation. Show More Summary

Chicago writer explores Hollywood TV writers room as the 'diversity hire'

Last year the Writers Guild of America published a report titled “Renaissance in Reverse?” that looked at who is getting hired as TV and film writers and found “a mixture of slow forward progress, stalls and reversals on the Hollywood diversity front.” In terms of hard numbers, 2014 saw more than...

Bryce Dallas Howard & Father Ron Team Up at 'Broken Memories' Benefit Screening!

Bryce Dallas Howard is all smiles as she strikes a pose on the red carpet while arriving at the benefit screening of Digital Jungle Pictures’ Broken Memories held at the Writers Guild Theater on Tuesday (November 14) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 36-year-old actress was accompanied by her filmmaker father Ron, 68, as they stepped [...]

WGA West Changes Its Name, A Little

The Writers Guild of America, West has changed its name. It's now the Writers Guild of America West – without the comma. The rebranding came after a not-too-heated debate at a recent WGA West board meeting, where the vote was 8-4, with...Show More Summary

DNAinfo, Gothamist staff to rally for independent journalism

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Writers Guild of America, East is calling for support for a rally at City Hall to demonstrate "independent journalism is alive and well."

Writers Guild Condemns James Toback as Sexual Harassment Accusations Reach Triple Digits

The Writers Guild of America, East has condemned James Toback after a Los Angeles Times story in which 38 women accused the director of sexual harassment. In a statement on Tuesday morning, WGA East, of which Toback is a member, wrote that “The allegations against James Toback are deeply troubling. Show More Summary

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

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