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News Release: March 30, 2012


LOS ANGELES -- Chris Keyser, President of the Writers Guild of America, West, issued the following statement today regarding the creation of SAG-AFTRA:

"The WGAW congratulates SAG and AFTRA on their historic unification. It is our hope that the merged guild will be a source of increased power for its membership.”

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: