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2015

December 18 ACA Excise Tax Must Be Repealed
Hollywood’s writers welcomed the news out of Congress today that, with the passage of the year-end tax and budget package, implementation of the Excise Tax provision of the Affordable Care Act will now be delayed for two years...more»

December 15 Arthur Sellers to Receive 2016 Morgan Cox Award for Guild Service
Veteran comedy-variety television and screenwriter Arthur Sellers has been named the recipient of the WGAW’s 2016 Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his Guild service...more»

December 3 2016 Writers Guild Awards TV, New Media, News, Radio, & Promo Writing Nominations Announced
The WGAW and WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing during 2015...more»

November 19 Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane to Receive WGAW’S 2015 Animation Writers Caucus Writing Award
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to animation writing, Family Guy creator and acclaimed writer-producer Seth MacFarlane will receive the WGAW Animation Writers Caucus’ 2015 Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement...more»

November 11 Writers Choose 101 Funniest Screenplays
The WGAW and the WGAE tonight released the list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays. From the classics – The Gold Rush (#94, Written by Charles Chaplin) – to the contemporary – Bridesmaids (#16, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig) the list spans 86 years....more»

October 21 WGAW's 2015 Feature Writer Access Project Honorees Announced
The WGAW has announced the honorees for the 2015 Feature Writer Access Project, the WGAW's diversity screenwriting program for minority, women, and 60-and-older writers...more»

September 21 WGAW Announces 2015 Officers and Board of Directors Election Results
The Writers Guild of America, West today announced the results of its 2015 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election...more»

September 21 Open Internet Essential to Promoting Free Speech
The WGAW, the Future of Music Coalition and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture are pushing back against a powerful group of Internet service providers that is seeking to invalidate the FCC's 2015 order protecting an open Internet...more»

September 1 2016 WGA Videogame Writing Award Call for Submissions
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced the submission period is now open for the 2016 WGA Videogame Writing Award, honoring outstanding achievement in videogame writing...more»

August 17 2016 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award Call For Submissions
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced the submission period is now open for the 2016 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing...more»

July 23 WGAW Announces Final Candidates for 2015 Officers and Board of Directors Election
The WGAW has announced its final list of candidates for the 2015 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election...more»

July 20 2016 Writers Guild Awards Industry Alert
The WGAW and WGAE have made key changes to Writers Guild Awards categories this year in terms of eligibility criteria to accurately define what constitutes a series vs. a limited series and/or miniseries...more»

June 19 WGAW Announces Candidates for 2015 Officers and Board of Directors Election
The WGAW Nominating Committees have announced the initial list of candidates for the 2015 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election...more»

May 26 WGAW Statement Regarding Proposed Charter-TWC Merger
The Writers Guild of America, West has issued the following statement regarding the proposed Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable Merger...more»

April 24 Comcast Drops Bid to Merge with Time Warner Cable
WGAW President Chris Keyser has issued the following statement regarding Comcast’s announcement that it will drop its merger plans with Time Warner Cable...more»

April 10 California PUC Commissioner Florio Recommends Denial of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
"The Writers Guild of America, West applauds PUC Commissioner Mike Florio’s proposal to deny the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger here in California"...more»

March 3 WGAW Releases Latest Findings in 2015 TV Staffing Brief, Announces TV Writer Access Project Honorees
The WGAW has issued the findings of its 2015 Television Staffing Brief, the WGAW's latest analysis of the state of diversity in writing for television within the entertainment industry...more»

February 26 WGAW Commends FCC on Net Neutrality Vote
Chris Keyser, President of the Writers Guild of America, West, has issued the following statement in response to the FCC vote to protect the open Internet...more»

February 18 Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Not Good For L.A.
Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) added his voice today to the growing list of public officials, consumer groups, and businesses that are opposed to allowing Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable...more»

February 14 2015 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced
The WGAW and the WGAE tonight announced the winners of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing...more»

February 10 Presenters Line-Up Announced for 2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Show
An exciting line-up of Hollywood talent is set to present honors at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony this Saturday, February 14...more»

February 6 Rebel Without a Cause Screenwriter Stewart Stern Dies at 92
Two-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Emmy-winning television writer Stewart Stern (Rebel Without a Cause, The Last Movie, TV's Sybil) died on Monday, February 2...more»

February 4 WGAW Commends FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for Proposing New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet
WGAW President Chris Keyser has issued the following statement regarding FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for new rules that protect the open Internet...more»

January 22 Lisa Kudrow to Host 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast Show
Coming off the acclaimed second season of her HBO series The Comeback, Emmy-winning Friends actress-writer Lisa Kudrow is set to host the WGAW's 2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. show...more»

January 21 Pedro Almodóvar to Receive WGAW’s 2015 Jean Renoir Award
Pedro Almodóvar, the most influential Spanish filmmaker of the last three decades, is set to receive the WGAW's Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement...more»

January 20 Margaret Nagle to Receive WGAW's 2015 Paul Selvin Award for The Good Lie
Two-time Writers Guild Award winner and two-time Emmy-nominated writer Margaret Nagle has been chosen by the WGAW to receive the 2015 Paul Selvin Award for her screenplay The Good Lie....more»

January 15 Hugh Fink to Executive Produce WGAW’s 2015 Awards Show
The WGAW has tapped Emmy-winning writer-producer Hugh Fink to executive produce the 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 14...more»

January 14 Ben Affleck to Receive WGAW’s 2015 Valentine Davies Award
The WGAW has named screenwriter-director-actor-producer Ben Affleck the recipient of the WGAW's 2015 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and service to the global community...more»

January 13 WGAW to Honor Late Screenwriter-Director Harold Ramis With 2015 Screen Laurel Award
The WGAW will honor late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis with its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14...more»

January 12 2015 Writers Guild Awards Videogame Writing Nominations Announced
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for videogames during 2014...more»

January 7 WGAW Statement on Reintroduction of Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act
"The Writers Guild of America, West applauds Senator Leahy and Representative Matsui’s continued commitment to the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act...more»

January 7 WGAW and Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) Statements Statement on Charlie Hebdo Attack
WGAW President Chris Keyser has issued the following statement in response to the tragic events at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France...more»

January 7 2015 Writers Guild Awards Screenplay Nominations Announced
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2014...more»