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What All Writers (And Human Beings) Should Keep In Mind

It's that time of the year again, when a super-packed schedule of French film premieres reigns at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, where sold-out crowds of cinemaphiles, Francophones and Frenchies delight in macarons, pissaladière and good champagne (on opening night, anyway!). Show More Summary

Panel including Shonda Rhimes address film/TV's 'unconscious bias'

The top entertainment figures filling the stage at the Writers Guild Theatre came from wildly diverse areas. One was an Oscar-winning actress, another was an Oscar-winning writer, and another was one of TV's most powerful producers.

Space Happens: Sci-Fi Comedy From a Smart, Female, Millennial Point of View - Ladies need space.

6 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

It started when Nicole Keating - creator, writer, and one of the stars of Space Happens - was playing Dungeons and Dragons. It was shortly before The Guild and just after the release of Serenity when the wheels started turning for Keating,...Show More Summary

Gawker Writers Seeking Unionization

Gawker Media’s writers are discussing forming a union. In a post announcing the news, senior writer Hamilton Nolan said several staffers from across Gawker Media’s network met with the Writers Guild of New York to discuss the process. Motivation...Show More Summary

Gawker is making unionizing look easy

Thursday afternoon, Gawker readers were presented with some startling news: The popular Web site's mostly 20-something staff is planning to join the Writers Guild of America. The post, entitled "Why we've decided to organize," came after a meeting of about 30 writers that convinced de facto leader Hamilton Nolan there was no way the decision could […]

Employees At Gawker Announce Effort To Unionize

Employees at gossip site Gawker are trying to unionize, the site’s Hamilton Nolan announced in a post Thursday. A "large group" of editorial staffers met with union organizers at the Writers Guild of America East on Wednesday, NolanShow More Summary

AP Spins Ludicrously to Rehabilitate Sabrina Erdely's Tattered Reputation

Geoff Mulvilhill of the AP proved today that the Guild Protects Its Own, as it wrote an article praising Sabrina R. Erdely containing false claims. Retracted Rolling Stone story is rare demerit for its writer By Geoff Mulvihill?|?AP April 7...

Writers Guild Takes On Universal Over ‘Jurassic World’ Credits

There's a T. rex-sized dispute raging over the writing credits for Jurassic World, the next installment of the blockbuster franchise. Universal Pictures wanted the names of one writing team to appear in the screen credits, but a WGAShow More Summary

It’s Movie Time! This Year Marks the 50th Anniversary of An Astonishingly First-Rate Screenplay. And Even Though the Resulting Movie Won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, No One Else Will Be Writing About This Until 2020. Why We are Jumping the Gun

This movie is on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Movies Ever Made and on the Writers Guild of America’s List of 101 Best Ever Screenplays. Please click here to get the fun, insightful behind-the-scenes story of this classic movie...

Podcast Review: The David Feldman Show

David Feldman is a sterling example of a comedian and writer who, despite his success in mainstream media -- he's won a trio each of Prime Time Emmys and Writers Guild Awards, has written for a pile of TV shows, like Roseanne and Real...Show More Summary

Writers Guild of America Finds TV Writer Diversity Still Sucks, Especially in Late Night

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

After last week's news that TV and film audiences want diversity despite slow progress in making that happen, the findings of the Writers Guild of America are pretty hard to swallow: diversity among TV writers is incredibly low, and late night shows have the worst numbers.

Writers Guild Study Shows Decline in Female and Minority TV Writers and Executive Producers

Despite what a new (smaller than it’s made out to be) surge in diverse TV series might have you… Read More

Report: Women And Minority Writers Losing Ground In Hollywood

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“In a new report, the guild said women writers’ share of TV staff jobs was 29% in the most recent season, down from 30.5% in the previous season. Meanwhile, minorities accounted for 13.7% of employment, compared with 15.6% during the 2011-12 season.”

Women and minorities' share of TV writing jobs lower, guild says

The 2013-14 TV season showed no progress in the hiring of female and minority writers, according to the Writers Guild of America, West. 

WGA Report: Far Fewer Jobs For Women, Minorities, Older TV Writers

The number of jobs for women, minority and older TV writers took a nose dive last year, according to a new study by the Writers Guild of America, West. "Women and minorities have actually lost ground as compared to their white male counterparts,"...Show More Summary

Hollywood Cheers New Net Neutrality Rules

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“This is clearly a victory for everyone — not just Hollywood, but everyone who uses the Internet,” said Chris Keyser, president of the Writers Guild of America, West. “It is a critical moment in the ongoing fight for free expression and robust competition.”

Keira Knightley radiates at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards

2 months agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Mom-to-be Keira Knightley looked lovely in a feminine Burberry tea-length dress with Chanel jewels and Jimmy Choo pumps while attending The Writers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California on Valentine's...Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' Season 5 News, Update: George R.R. Martin Says Showrunners Are 'Even Bloodier' Than He Is

Celebrated novelist George R.R. Martin appeared at the Writers Guild West Awards event this weekend. Much to the surprise of many fans, it was revealed during the interview that apparently, "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are more vicious than him when it comes to character deaths.

TV Newsers Add Hardware to Trophy Cases

The 2015 Writers Guild Awards were announced over the weekend and some prominent TV newsers are among the winners. The TV News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report award went to Dave Bloch, Lisa Ferri and Diane Sawyer...Show More Summary

George R.R. Martin Says Game Of Thrones Book Readers Will Be 'Unhappy' With Season Five: 'People Are Going To Die Who Don't Die In The Books'

George R.R. Martin made a rare appearance at the Writers Guild West Awards on Saturday! He brought with him some disturbing news that he unleashed on the unsuspecting audience… People are going to die in season five of Game of Thrones who DON'T die in the books!! We'll give you a minute to pick your jaw up off [...]

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