"The first time we screened the film was at the Writers Guild in L.A. and this woman stood up and said, ‘How dare you glorify these heathens!’" says Penelope Spheeris following the screening of her newly restored punk rock documentary The Decline of Western Civilization at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Show More Summary
The acclaimed Image comic series Chew, from writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, is getting its own movie adaptation — well, an animated one, anyway. The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun and The Guild’s Felicia Day have already joined the voice cast for the upcoming film, which just added another familiar geek favorite: former Doctor Who star David Tennant. Continue reading…
The WGA West will have a new president come September. Howard Rodman, the guild's current VP, and veteran TV writer Joan Meyerson have been nominated to succeed President Chris Keyser, who is precluded by guild rules from seeking a third term. Show More Summary
Hat tip to Gawker's Hamilton Nolan (also a new member of the Writers Guild of America, East), for lifting up the latest research that shows union members earn more money than their nonunion counterparts.
“Ironically it’s the theater that most esteems writers; we are generally recognized as the principal artistic force behind new work, and we even retain ownership and control over the material we create. Yet on the very awards show intended to celebrate our craft, we are effectively negated.”
The Dramatists Guild of American complains to CBS that awards for writers are not shown in the Tonys' telecast.
With help from the creator of another wildly successful TV show, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner unspooled behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his acclaimed AMC drama series. The occasion was the Writers Guild Foundation’s “Inside the Writers Room with Mad Men,” moderated...
It was a panacea for all those suffering withdrawal symptoms from the end of the adventures of Don Draper & Co., a packed house at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills for the Writers Guild Foundation’s “Inside the Writers Room...
Organized labor scored a notable win last week as editorial staffers at Gawker Media voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East. Could this be a potentially influential inroad by organized labor into the world of digital...Show More Summary
Last week I went to an evening called ‘Inside The Writers Room With Mad Men’ at the Writers Guild Foundation in LA, writes Ben Kay. It was a sort of end-of-term writers round up of the remarkably good TV show where they talked about their favourite scenes and answered questions from the audience.
Hugh Bonneville poses with his on-screen wife Elizabeth McGovern and on-screen daughter Laura Carmichael as they attend An Afternoon With Downton Abbey Talent Panel Q&A Session held at Writers Guild Theater on Saturday (June 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The trio was joined by creator Julian Fellowes and Executive Producer Gareth Neame. “It will be [...]
The digital workplace can be organized. The editorial staff at Gawker Media has voted overwhelmingly to join with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO, to bargain collectively with their employer. We will begin contract negotiations...Show More Summary
One hundred employees of Gawker, the online media site, have voted by a 3-1 margin to unionize. The Writers Guild of America will represent them. Nick Denton, Gawker’s owner, is apparently confused or at least bemused about
Gossip and news site Gawker Media employees say they have voted to join the Writers Guild of America, East, making it the first digital media outlet to organize.
The labor movement has a new and unlikely champion: the staff at Gawker Media, which voted Wednesday night by a margin of 3-1 to unionize under the Writers Guild of America, East. The... To view the full story, click the title link.
After an organizing drive that moved at a velocity commensurate with its rapid-fire approach to news coverage, the workers of Gawker Media have decided to unionize, with a three-to-one vote in favor of joining the Writers Guild of America-East. So, after a long spell of almost no union activity, will the rest of the digital […]
Liz: Employees at Gawker Media voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East. It makes this the first digital-only news outlet to formally organize its workforce. What's your sense of how a union might change the culture there? And what should employees expect? Jill: I think this is going to be fascinating to watch. There’s been some tension...
Editorial staff at Gawker Media have voted overwhelmingly to unionize through the Writers Guild of America. That’s very interesting. More interesting is this comment, apparently posted by fired editorial director Joel Johnson. In it,...Show More Summary
Employees of Gawker Media announced on Thursday that they will unionize and join the Writers Guild of America, East. If the effort goes forward, the company will become the first all-digital media shop to unionize, a move some say may...Show More Summary
Yesterday we had interns at the American Federation of Teachers forming a union. Today we have the bloggers at Gawker Media joining the Writers Guild of America by a vote of 80-27. But that’s not all. After an attempt for a court injunction failed, a new election for officers of the Hawaii State Teachers Association […]