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  1. negotiations
    The WGA Reaches Tentative Deal With Studios, Combats ‘Rollbacks’ for WritersThe three-year agreement includes higher residuals for writers on streaming shows and new paid parental leave program.
  2. writers vs. agents
    Verve Has Signed The WGA’s ‘Code of Conduct’It’s the biggest agency so far to break ranks with the ATA.
  3. writers vs. agents
    More Than 7,000 WGA Writers Officially Fire Their AgentsThe battle centers on the agency practice of “packaging.”
  4. writers vs. agents
    How Hollywood Writers Are Finding Jobs After Firing Their AgentsCan the WGA’s internet jobs board, a Twitter hashtag, and networking “mixers” provide the employment connections agents once did?
  5. the industry
    The Hollywood Fight That’s Tearing Apart Writers and Agents, Explained“If you can only leverage profit for yourself, but not for me, what the fuck do I need you for?”
  6. the industry
    WGA Slams Hollywood’s Four Biggest Agencies With Lawsuit“Charging packaging fees is not only bad for writers, it is unlawful.”
  7. the industry
    At Midnight, the WGA Is Going to Need You to Stop Working With Your AgentsThe Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents have failed to reach a settlement over a new code of conduct.
  8. surveys
    How Do Hollywood Writers Feel About Leaving Their Agents? 8 Weigh In.“We’re just going to be floating, and people aren’t going to give a fuck. There are going to be casualties for sure.”
  9. the industry
    That Big Hollywood Agent-Writer Fight Gets a New ChapterWGA members have overwhelmingly voted to restrict what their agents can do.
  10. party report
    Alfonso Cuarón Used to Be a Party Animal“I’m missing all the parties!”
  11. sexual harassment
    WGA West Survey: 64 Percent of Female Writers Were Sexually Harassed at WorkOnly 11 percent of men reported the same, while many others reported witnessing harassment.
  12. Inside The Onion, ClickHole, and The A.V. Club’s Vote to Unionize“The more publications we can get unionized right now, the better off the whole industry is going to be.”
  13. ‘Veep,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and More Win 2018 WGA […]The 2018 Writers Guild Awards were handed out in New York and Los Angeles last night, and when it comes to this year’s comedy nominees, Veep, […]
  14. wga awards
    Lady Bird, Logan Score WGA Nominations; The Post Snubbed“What if this is the best version?”
  15. 2018 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘American Vandal,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ […]The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2018 WGA Award nominees today, which includes returning series like Nathan for You, Silicon […]
  16. Amber Ruffin to Host the 2018 WGA Awards in New YorkWhile Seth Meyers has signed on to host the 2018 Golden Globes next month, one of his Late Night writers/performers has landed an awards show […]
  17. controversies
    WGA Comes to Stephen Colbert’s Defense Against FCC and #FireColbert ControversyFCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is incurring late night’s wrath.
  18. wga
    Writers Strike Avoided As the WGA Reaches a New Deal With the AMPTPNegotiations went past the midnight deadline, but an agreement was reached.
  19. primers
    Will There Be Another Hollywood Writers’ Strike? Everything We Know So FarThe union has sent a letter to its members calling for a strike-authorization vote.
  20. writers guild
    Writers Guild of America Votes in Favor of Strike AuthorizationThe vote doesn’t guarantee that there will be a strike, but it does give Guild members a bargaining chip for negotiations.
  21. Aaron Sorkin Says That He Is, in Fact, Aware of Hollywood’s Diversity ProblemHe would like you to know that he’s known about Hollywood’s lack of parity before last weekend.
  22. 2017’s WGA Awards Winners Include ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and […]The 2017 Writers Guild Awards were handed out over the weekend, and in addition to Donald Glover’s new FX show Atlanta winning two awards for […]
  23. chat room
    WGA Honoree Susannah Grant on What She’s Learned in 20 Years in Hollywood“To learn right out of film school that you can take a scene you think is good and then continue to rewrite it is priceless.”
  24. 2017 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ and […]The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2017 WGA Award nominees today, and among the comedy nominees are some new series, returning […]
  25. wga
    The Americans Showrunners on How Keri Russell Was CastPlus, why Sam Esmail can’t go to sleep these days.
  26. 2016 WGA Award Nominees Include ‘Broad City,’ ‘Last Man on Earth,’ ‘BoJack […]The Writers Guild of America announced its list of WGA Award nominees today, and among the comedy nominees are some new and returning series. […]
  27. and the nominees are
    Here Are the 2015 WGA NominationsThe writers have good taste.
  28. lists
    Annie Hall Proclaimed Funniest Screenplay by WGAHarold Ramis, Mel Brooks, and Preston Sturges also fared well.
  29. blockbusters
    How Are Movies Going to Credit All Those Blockbuster Writers Rooms?The current shared-universe storytelling model is clashing with WGA rules.
  30. ‘Louie,’ ‘High Maintenance,’ and ‘Last Week Tonight’ Win WGA AwardsThe 2015 Writers Guild Awards were announced over the weekend, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, Louie, The Simpsons, High Maintenance, and Last […]
  31. try again
    Whiplash Is Facing Some Oscar Nomination DramaIs it an original screenplay or an adapted screenplay?
  32. awards
    Here’s a Look at the WGA TV Nominations, and Why Fargo Got SnubbedWinners will be announced February 14.
  33. 2015 WGA Award Nominees Include ‘High Maintenance,’ ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ […]The Writers Guild of America just announced its list of WGA Award nominees for next year’s ceremony, which is set to take place on February […]
  34. ‘30 Rock,’ ‘The Colbert Report,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘Veep’ Win Writers […]The 2014 WGA Awards were handed out over the weekend, and a few comedies came home with recognition for their writing. Veep won the Comedy […]
  35. awards season
    Here Are the 2014 Writers Guild Awards WinnersCongrats Vince Gilligan, Spike Jonze, and Sarah Polley!
  36. ‘30 Rock’, ‘Parks and Rec’, and All the Other Shows You’d Expect Get WGA […]The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards in TV, and the list was full of few surprises. Usual suspects […]
  37. ‘Jimmy Fallon’ Writers Submissions Are the Subject of WGA ComplaintWith Jimmy Fallon set to take over The Tonight Show in February, he’s bulking up his Late Night writing staff. The show’s hiring practices have […]
  38. tv
    Inside the Fashion Police Writers’ Strike“Joan Rivers, can we talk?”
  39. ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘All in the Family’ Top the WGA’s List of the ‘101 Best […]The Writers Guild of America this weekend released a list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time,” and several comedies ranked high on […]
  40. WGA Finds TV Writing Staffs to Lack Age, Gender, and Racial DiversityThe Writers Guild of America West released its “2013 TV Staffing Brief” this week, examining the percentage of female, minority, and older […]
  41. awards
    Writers Guild Award Nominations AnnouncedYes: Looper and The Master. No: Django and Les Miz.
  42. The WGA Tells Members to Stop Writing for Certain Comedy Central ShowsThe Writers Guild of America, West sent out a letter to members yesterday, urging them to stop writing for specific Comedy Central shows that […]
  43. boardwalk empire
    Boardwalk Empire’s Terence Winter Says Paz Could Be Back“As long as you’re not dead on the show, you can always come back.”
  44. The WGA Original Screenplay Nominees Are Nearly All ComediesWGA’s big-screen announcements are out, joining the small-screen nomination list released a few weeks back. The Original Screenplay category in […]
  45. Writers Guild Nominations Boost BridesmaidsSteve Zaillian gets two nominations. Diablo Cody and Woody Allen each get one.
  46. ONN Writers Unionize Under WGAE, Keep The Fake Headlines Coming We got a hot, throbbing anonymous tip that the writers of the Onion News Network joined WGA-East as of today, thus staving off the need for […]
  47. And In Non-Fake News, An ONN Writers Strike Possible This morning marks the deadline for a potential ONN writers strike, as well as a serious blow to our right to uninterrupted comedy […]
  48. kudos
    WGA Awards: ‘King’s Speech’ Not EligibleSorry, ‘The King’s Speech.’
  49. kudos
    Lost Finale May Win an Award YetIt’s been nominated for a Writers Guild Award.
  50. feuds
    Aaron Sorkin’s Four Big Problems With the WGA“I have never had any trouble with a studio, with a network, with a producer, with a director, with a star; I have only ever had trouble with the Writers Guild.”
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