A writer’s position in the entertainment industry is determined largely by his or her credits. Their professional status depends on the quality and number of screenplays, teleplays, or stories which bear their names. The administration of an accurate and equitable system of determining credits is, therefore, one of the most important services the Guild performs for writers.

We have provided the following credits forms and information for your convenience. If you have any questions, please read this FAQ, or contact the Credits department at (323) 782-4528 or e-mail: Credits.

Credits Forms

Notice of Tentative Writing Credits

Before writing credits are finally determined, and as soon as practicable following the completion of principal photography, a company is required to send a completed copy of the Notice of Tentative Writing Credits to the Guild and each participating writer.

Theatrical NTWC
Television NTWC
High Budget SVOD NTWC (e.g. House of Cards, Orange is the New Black)
New Media/Digital NTWC

Television Collaboration Forms

These forms must be used when a writer-production executive and a writer who is not a production executive collaborate on an episode of an episodic series.

Application to Collaborate
This form must be completed prior to the rendition of writing services between both parties and filed with the Guild.

Certificate of Compliance
This form must be filed with the Guild after the completion of writing services and before or concurrently with the submission of the Notice of Tentative of Writing Credits for each episode.

Credits Information for Writers

Credits Survival Guide
This is a plain language guide to the credits determination process with practical tips writers should know to help protect their interests in credits.

Credits Manuals
These manuals describe the Guild’s credits determination procedure and policy as well as writers’ rights and responsibilities when hired by a Guild signatory Company.

Screen Credits Manual
Television Credits Manual

Credits Information for Companies

Credits Procedures Guides
These guides are a ready reference for writers and staff members who propose writing credits, prepare and submit Notices of Tentative Writing Credits to the Guild for Guild signatory production companies, and gather materials for credit arbitrations on Guild projects.

Theatrical Credits Procedures Guide
Television Credits Procedures Guide
New Media Credits Procedures Guide