Writers Overwhelmingly Approve Pattern of Demands In Upcoming Negotiations

By | Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 3:46pm PST
Mike Fleming

Members of the Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have given their overwhelming approval to the Pattern of Demands for the 2011 Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and major television networks.

A total of

Read More »

Comments (3)

Writers Guild Sets Nominees For Original, Adapted And Documentary Scripts

By | Tuesday January 4, 2011 @ 10:10am PST
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010. Winners will be honored at

Read More »

Comments 28

Writers Guild West & East Issue Demands

By | Thursday December 23, 2010 @ 8:17am PST

The Writers Guild of America West and East have sent out a “Wish List” summation of their goals for the upcoming negotiations with the major studios. Here is the missive sent to membership:

To Our Fellow Members,

Approval of a Pattern of Demands is a constitutionally-required step as we prepare to

Read More »

Comments 31

UPDATE: Comcast TV Writers Vote For WGA Coverage: But Comcast Dismisses The Vote

Nellie Andreeva

Not so fast! Shortly after the L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti announced that the writers on shows for the Comcast Entertainment Networks have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a WGA representation, Comcast struck back, dismissing the vote as a “non-binding poll” and asking again for a NLRB-sanctioned election, which is a lengthy procedure.

Yesterday the WGAW conducted a non-binding poll with some of our employees purporting that it was an “election,” and this morning L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti announced the results.  We want to make it very clear to our employees, the press and the interested public that union elections are governed by federal law, and overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, the government agency officially charged with such oversight for the past 75 years.  This was not an NLRB-sanctioned election and has no binding effect.  This non-binding poll was in direct conflict with the NLRB-sanctioned process for union organizing which ensures that all eligible employees are permitted to vote on such an important matter as union representation.

Read More »

Comments 24

Comcast Entertainment Writers Voted Today Whether To Unionize And Join WGAW: Results Announced Wednesday

Comcast vs WGA: Latest Guild Battleground

LA City Council President Eric Garcetti tomorrow will announce the results of a “secret ballot union representation election” conducted for writers on Comcast’s E!, Style, … Read More »

Comments (5)

CBS News Employees Ratify New WGA Pact

By | Saturday December 11, 2010 @ 7:22am PST



NEW YORK CITY and LOS ANGELES – Members of the Writers Guilds of America, East and West (WGAE and WGAW) employed at CBS News have ratified their new collective

Read More »

Comments (0)

Mike Scully To Receive WGAW Honor

By | Wednesday November 17, 2010 @ 9:58am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Veteran Simpsons writer Mike Scully will receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 13th annual Animation Writing Award, a lifetime achievement honor, which will be presented to him tonight at the AWC’s annual … Read More »

Comments (1)

WGAW Meetings To Discuss 2011 Contract

By | Monday October 25, 2010 @ 8:07pm PDT

The WGA West just issued its first Contract Bulletin about the upcoming TV/Theatrical contract about to be negotiated with the AMPTP. Issues discussed include New Media and Pension & Health:

WGAW Member Meetings to Discuss Negotiations for the 2011 Contract

Please join President John Wells, Executive Director David Young, Negotiating Committee Co-Chairs John Bowman and Billy Ray, and members of the WGAW Board to discuss plans for the upcoming negotiations and potential priorities for contract demands. Members will have the chance to give input and pose questions to Guild leaders. Los Angeles area members can choose from three meeting opportunities:

Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Lodge
4234 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Loews Santa Monica
Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

Thursday, Dec 2, 7:00 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills

Challenges for the Guild this Year

As hard as it may be to believe, we are now entering the final six months of the contract we negotiated to end our 2007 strike. With our contract expiring on May 1, 2011, your Board and staff have been working over the last year to identify the areas we believe will need to be addressed in our upcoming 2011 MBA negotiations. This process has involved months of staff effort, extensive surveys of our members in screen and television, and many hours of Board discussion.

Read More »

Comments (15)

Writers Guild, West, 2010 Election Results

LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has announced the results of its 2010 WGAW Board of Directors election. The following eight members were elected to the WGAW’s Board of Directors: Robin Schiff (754 votes), Katherine

Read More »

Comments (8)

2010-2011 Writers Guild Awards Timeline

By | Monday July 26, 2010 @ 10:40am PDT



Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York to honor outstanding writing in film, television, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories. Here’s the 2010-2011 timeline:

Read More »

Comments (0)

WGAW’s Final Slate Of Board Candidates

By | Friday July 23, 2010 @ 12:54pm PDT

LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America, West has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2010 WGAW Board of Directors election.

There are 18 candidates nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGAW’s Board of

Read More »

Comments (13)
« Previous Deadline | Hollywood