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ITV Accused Of Unfair Labor Practices By WGA East

The Writers Guild of America, East has filed unfair labor practices charges against ITV at the National Labor Relations Board. In the filing, WGAE alleges that the UK-owned television production company has failed to bargain in good faith and has violated federal labor law. Show More Summary

Jerry B. Jenkins Suddenly Shuts Down Christian Writers Guild

After 50 years, effort to train next generation of Christian authors come to an end. Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins has ended his formal effort to train the next generation of Christian writers. "Unfortunately, I’m not as happy...Show More Summary

WGA West thanks Obama for support on tougher net-neutrality rules

The Writers Guild of America, West, thanked President Obama for reiterating his support for an "open Internet."

WGA West thanks Obama for support on tougher net-neutrality rules

The Writers Guild of America, West, thanked President Obama for reiterating his support for an "open Internet."

Writers Guild Says Obama Net Neutrality Plan Would Protect Free Speech

The Writers Guild of America, West joined other net neutrality supporters today in applauding President Obama for urging the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a phone-like communications service, giving regulators clearer legal authority...Show More Summary

Newswire: CIA finds time to tweet its grievances with Argo

Argo’s true story of the rescue of American diplomats during the Iranian revolution won multiple Oscars, Writers, Producers, and Screen Actors Guild awards, and shored up Ben Affleck’s credentials as a director. Still, it’s proven less popular with some of its real-life participants. Show More Summary

Neil Patrick Harris Stakes Out Pro-Union Stand as Battle Between WGA East, ITV Heats Up

The actor says his new variety show will use union writers, but can he end a four year fight between the guild and ITV? read more

Will Striking Writers Be The First Act On Neil Patrick Harris’ Variety Show?

After he hosts the Oscars in February, Neil Patrick Harris might have to cross a picket line to get to his next gig. The WGA East is threatening to strike the NBC variety show he will host next year unless its producers sign a guild contract. Show More Summary

Movies By Kids, For Kids 5th annual Film Festival And Awards Show

Limos pull in front of the Writer’s Guild Theatre as throngs of people are milling about in the sidewalk. There are the flashing of cameras, entertainment news media, and known celebrities taking pictures with fans.  Is it the Emmys? No, but the 5th annual Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Festival And Awards Show on November 1 in conjunction […]

Beer writers honored

The North American Guild of Beer Writers (NAGBW) has announced winners in its 2nd annual competition for writers, bloggers and broadcasters. Best Beer and Food Writing 1. John Holl, “Roast Masters: Exploring the Art of Brewing Beer with Coffee.” All About Beer Magazine. 2. Evan Rail, “Where What Is Brewing Is a Recipe.” The New […]

Book News: Nicholas Sparks Is Accused Of Racism And Homophobia

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The allegations come in a lawsuit filed by the ex-headmaster at a school that the best-selling writer founded. Also: The Authors Guild reveals it's requested a Justice Department probe of Amazon.

Amazon ‘Targeting’ Hachette Writers

Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild, and Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky, talk about the dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon Inc. over e-book pricing and distribution. Source: Bloomberg, Sept. 16 2...

Blackman Ignites a War of Assassins in "Elektra"

Series writer Haden Blackman discusses Elektra's upcoming war with the Assassins' Guild, and the events that lead to the "massive showdown."

Shawn Ryan among new board members elected to Writers Guild

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Shawn Ryan, the screenwriter and former showrunner of the long-running TV series "The Shield," is among the new board members of the Writers Guild of America, West.

Your Moment Of Euro Beer Waitering Zen

What better to post after having your computer eat the long post about one's feelings as one judges beer books for the North American Guild of Beer Writers than to suggest quantity over quality and yet with quality as "Oliver Stümpfel aus Freising holt den Weltrekord im Masskrugtragen." More here. Show More Summary

WGA West Board Hopefuls Have Plenty To Gripe About At Candidates Night

It's Candidates Night at WGA West headquarters, and all 18 writers vying for nine open seats on the guild's board of directors are expected to be on hand tonight to answer questions from members. Expect candidates to talk about how lousy...Show More Summary

Guild: Time Inc. content chief’s spin on rating system for SI.com writers not surprising

Time Inc. chief content officer Norman Pearlstine said on Wednesday that Sports Illustrated rating its online journalists on how beneficial they are to advertisers “is not a big deal” – a controversy, he said, that was hyped by the Newspaper Guild. The Guild’s response: It’s not surprising that Time Inc. would try to spin its … Read More

Time Inc. Evaluates Writers on How "Beneficial" They Are to the "Advertiser Relationship"

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hamilton Nolan at Gawker writes: Here you see an internal Time Inc. spreadsheet that was used to rank and evaluate "writer-editors" at SI.com. (Time Inc. provided this document to the Newspaper Guild, which represents some of their employees,...Show More Summary

Gawker Shares Egregious Time Inc. Spreadsheet

3 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Wow. Via the Newspaper Guild, Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan has obtained an internal Time Inc. spreadsheet that was used to help decide which Sports Illustrated writers to lay off. It is column “J” that is already reverberating across social media. Show More Summary

Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams by Michael Winship Two memories of Robin Williams. The last time I was in his presence was during the 2007-08 Writers Guild strike. Robin showed up to walk our picket line at the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle, just a couple of blocks from where the Moyers & Company offices are [...]

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