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2010

December 21 WGAW Statement on FCC Open Internet Order 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) issued the following statement in response to today’s approval by the FCC of the Open Internet Order... more» 

December 15 Comcast Writers Vote for WGAW Representation 
Writers on Comcast’s entertainment networks E!, Style, and G4 have voted to be represented by the WGAW. The secret ballot election was monitored and certified by the office of L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti... more» 

December 13 Spike Jones, Jr. to Exec Produce 2011 WGA Awards L.A. Show 
Producer Spike Jones, Jr. has been tapped once again by the WGAW to exec produce its 2011 Writers Guild Awards’ L.A. show... more» 

December 8 2011 WGA Awards TV, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced 
The WGAW and the WGAE have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in TV, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season... more» 

December 8 Comcast Writers Gain Support for WGA Coverage 
Writers on Comcast’s entertainment networks E!, Style, and G4 got a boost today from their counterparts at NBC Universal... more» 

December 1 WGAW Statement on FCC Proposed Net Neutrality Rules 
The WGAW has issued the following statement in response to the announcement today by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski of proposed rules for an open Internet... more» 

November 17 Mike Scully Receives WGAW’s 13th Annual AWC Award 
Veteran animation and TV writer Mike Scully has been named the recipient of the WGAW Animation Writers Caucus’ 13th annual Animation Writing Award... more» 

October 8 2010 Media Access Awards Honor Hollywood 
The 2010 Media Access Awards were celebrated Friday morning at a press breakfast at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Media Access Awards honors individuals and organizations in the entertainment and broadcast industries for their efforts in promoting the awareness of the disability experience... more» 

October 1 WGA Adds New Honors to 2011 Awards Lineup 
The WGAE and WGAW today announced the first-ever WGA New Media Writing Awards. In recognition of the great talent and work being exhibited on a wide variety of new media platforms... more» 

September 29 Writers Applaud Anti-Piracy Bill 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) today announced its strong support for Senate Bill 3804, the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act”... more» 

September 17
 
WGAW Announces 2010 Board of Directors Election Results 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has announced the results of its 2010 WGAW Board of Directors election... more» 

September 9
 
Writers Guilds Announce Call for Submissions for Seventh Annual WGA Documentary Screenplay Award 
The WGAW and WGAE have launched a collective call for submissions for the seventh annual WGA Documentary Screenplay Award, honoring outstanding achievement in documentary feature writing... more» 

September 1
 
Writers Guilds Announce Call for Submissions for Fourth Annual WGA Videogame Writing Award 
Recognizing writers as content creators driving the ever-growing videogame industry, the WGAW and WGAE have announced their collective call for submissions for the WGA’s fourth annual Videogame Writing Award... more» 

August 19
 
Preserving Democratic Discourse and Fair Competition 
Concerned about the negative impact of the media industry’s increasing consolidation on consumers’ access to diverse and independent news, information, and entertainment content, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) today warned... more» 

August 12
 
Protecting an Open Internet and Intellectual Property 
Calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preserve an open Internet and address copyright infringement , the Writers Guild of America, West is asking that the agency institute net neutrality by reclassifying broadband transmission... more» 

August 10
 
WGAW Statement Regarding Google-Verizon Internet Plan 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) today issued the following statement: "The Google-Verizon announcement to carve up the Internet is further evidence of the need for swift action from Congress... more» 

July 23
 
Writers Guild of America, West Announces Final Slate of Candidates for 2010 Board of Directors Election 
The Writers Guild of America, West has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2010 WGAW Board of Directors election... more» 

June 26
 
Third Annual WGA Documentary Screenplay Award at AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Goes to Yael Hersonski for A Film Unfinished 
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have named Yael Hersonski as the winner... more» 

June 21
 
Comcast – NBCU Merger Threatens Competition, Program Diversity 
Writers Guild of America, West calls for regulators to impose strict guidelines on proposed merger of media giants... more» 

June 21
 
Writers Guild of America, West Announces Candidates for 2010 Board of Directors Election 
The Writers Guild of America, West’s Nominating Committee has announced its initial list of candidates for the 2010 Board of Directors election... more» 

May 17
 
Emmy-Winning Comedy Writer and One Day at a Time Co-Creator Allan Manings Dies at 86 
Emmy-winning television comedy writer Allan Manings, a former Writers Guild of America, West Vice President and WGAW Board of Directors member, died on Wednesday, May 12... more» 

May 5
 
Representative Henry Waxman and Senator Jay Rockefeller Send Strong Message to FCC in Support of Internet Freedom 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) applauds the strong stance taken by Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation... more» 

April 28
 
Writers Guild Urges FCC to Protect Internet Freedom 
The Writers Guild of America, West is urging the FCC to enact rules that protect a free and open Internet. On April 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals called into question the FCC’s power to regulate net neutrality because of the current classification of broadband services... more» 

April 13
 
WGAW Announces 2010 Writer Access Project Honorees 
The Writers Guild of America, West has announced its 2010 WGAW Writer Access Project (WAP) honorees. The recently established program, organized by the Guild’s Diversity Department, identifies diverse writers... more» 

March 11
 
Writers Guild Urges Caution on Comcast-NBC Universal Deal 
Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) President John Wells warned Congress today of the potential dangers of the proposed merger of Comcast, the nation’s largest cable television operator, and NBC Universal... more» 

February 23
 
Award-Winning Online Content Company Big Fantastic Signs Signatory Agreement with WGAW 
Emmy-nominated production company Big Fantastic has signed on as a signatory to the Writers Guild of America, West. Going forward, all new media content produced by the company will be made in accordance with the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (“MBA”)... more» 

February 20
 
Winners Announced for 2010 Writers Guild Awards 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards... more» 

February 16
 
Hollywood Comes Together to Celebrate Writing 
Spotlighting collaboration and creativity, a diverse array of talent is set to present the honors at this year’s Writers Guild Awards’ L.A. show... more» 

February 9
 
Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottileb to Receive WGAW’s Morgan Cox Award for Guild Service 
Veteran screenwriter and past Writers Guild of America, West Vice President Carl Gottlieb is set to receive the WGAW’s 2010 Morgan Cox Award to recognize his longtime service to the Guild... more» 

February 8
 
Screenwriter, Novelist, and Playwright Aleen Leslie Remembered 
Aleen Leslie - screenwriter, novelist, playwright, and vintage radio writer-producer – died of natural causes in her home in Beverly Hills on February 2, just three days short of her 102nd birthday... more» 

February 3
 
Invictus Screenwriter Anthony Peckham Earns WGAW’s 2010 Paul Selvin Award 
Invictus screenwriter Anthony Peckham has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2010 Paul Selvin Award, recognizing written work which embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties... more» 

January 27
 
Family Guy Creator Seth Macfarlane Set to Host 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast Show on 2/20 
Family Guy creator and acclaimed writer-producer Seth MacFarlane is set to host the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony on Saturday, February 20, at the Hyatt Regency Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles... more» 

January 21
 
WGAW’s Showrunner Training Program Preps a New Generation of Television Creators 
The Writers Guild of America, West’s annual Showrunner Training Program continues to build on success. The six-week industry training program, a partnership between the WGAW and television networks and studios... more» 

January 21
 
Acclaimed Screenwriter Barry Levinson to Receive WGAW’s 2010 Screen Laurel Award 
Award-winning screenwriter Barry Levinson will receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2010 Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures... more» 

January 19
 
Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld Creator Larry David to Receive WGAW’s 2010 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television 
Writer Larry David, creator of such landmark TV comedy hits as Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, has been named recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2010 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television... more» 

January 14
 
2010 Writers Guild Awards Videogame Writing Nominees Announced 
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in videogame writing during the past year... more» 

January 11
 
2010 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced 
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 the past year... more»