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Writers Guild of America
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them....
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019
The Writers Guild of America sued the entertainment industry's four biggest talent agencies Wednesday in the latest and boldest move in an increasingly bitter and protracted fight between the two sides over the way Hollywood does business.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior...
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in feature screenwriting and videogame writing during 2018. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, at concurrent...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
HBO’s darkly tinged, tongue-in-cheek comedy Barry topped the Writers Guild of America Awards’ TV competition with three nominations, followed by two apiece for The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) and Succession (HBO).
The nods for Barry came in the Comedy Series...
Monday, May. 1, 2017
The contract for television and film writers is nearing expiration and a costly strike looms that could send some popular televisions shows into reruns.
The writers contract expires at 12:01 a.m. PDT Tuesday and picketing could begin that morning. Representatives for the writers and...
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017
Hollywood is facing a cliffhanger after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike that could begin as soon as next week.
Negotiations resumed Tuesday (4/25) as the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers grapple over...
Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
Members of the Writers Guild of America are one step closer to striking come May 2. In a letter to its members Monday, the WGA said 96.3 percent voted to authorize a strike as the May 1 contract expiration deadline looms. Negotiations between the Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and...
Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017
So-called "Peak TV" and its expansive array of series has been great for viewers, say Hollywood scribes, but not so much for writers. On Monday, the Writers Guild of America will resume negotiations over a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which...
Friday, Mar. 31, 2017
The last major Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike lasted 100 days in 2007-’08, adversely impacting TV and film production. Fast forward to today and recent developments have fueled speculation about the possibility of another walkout as the WGA’s East and West Coast boards have given a...
Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
Barry Jenkins won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay on the strength of Moonlight (A24), a film he also directed, while Eric Heisserer took the Adapted Screenplay honor for Arrival (Paramount Pictures) based on Ted Chiang’s story titled “Story of...