Media Advisory: January 17, 2011
2011 Writers Guild Awards – Call For Press Credentials

WHAT:

The Writers Guild of America, West will host its 2011 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom on Saturday, 2/5/11 to honor outstanding achievement in writing during 2010 in film, television, videogames, new media, and other awards categories. In addition, the WGAW will present several honorary and service awards, including Screen and Television Laurel Awards for lifetime achievement in writing. This year’s Writers Guild Awards L.A. show will be co-hosted by Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Eric Stonestreet and executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr.

WHEN:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011

3:30 p.m. Press Check-In / Set-Up (*Both Red-Carpet & Press Room Areas)
 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  Red-Carpet Arrivals (*Pre-Show – Tented Area @ Hall Entrance)
 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Awards Ceremony (*Press Room @ Rear Venue Entrance)
 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Awards Post-Show Dinner (*Approved VIP Dinner Press Only)

*All timing PST.

WHERE:

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom (Hollywood & Highland Complex)
1755 N. Highland
Hollywood, CA 90028

CONTACT:

To apply for 2011 WGA awards press credentials, please complete and return the attached form no later than Wed. 2/2/11 to Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications office via email: Gregg Mitchell, or fax: (323) 782-4802. If you have further questions, please contact Gregg Mitchell: (323) 782-4651 (office); (323) 782-4574 (main); 213-304-7050 (cell).

The 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be hosted at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City at the AXA Equitable Center. (*For more information and/or press credentials for the NYC WGA show, please contact WGAE press rep Sherry Goldman at: 718-224-4133 or email: Sherry Goldman.)

*While B-roll footage will not be provided by WGAW to media, select ENG crews/still photographers will be permitted to shoot inside venue from 4-4:45 p.m. only during pre-show cocktail reception with pre-approved clearance. Media will be able to access a live video/audio feed during awards show in press room. (*Please note that WGA awards show clip use for media rebroadcast is limited to 10 minutes in length.)

The 2011 Writers Guild Awards press credential form is also downloadable at:
http://www.wgaw.org/uploadedfiles/awards/Credentials11.pdf