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Here you’ll find a variety of brief articles to help you navigate the industry, understand Guild priorities, and stay connected fellow writers.
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“Same Show, New Characters—Investigating the Anthology Series”
Anthology writers on the challenges and opportunities in the genre-forward medium.
Behind the Tweet: “Lessons From the Writers’ Room”
Shaquayla Mims shares lessons learned from her first writers’ room experience in this column unpacking topics from Writer Twitter.
The Actors Fund Changes Name to Entertainment Community Fund
The new name is designed to be more inclusive and representative of the diverse professions the fund serves.
Soo Hugh brings Pachinko, Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel about a Korean family living under Japanese rule, to life on Apple TV+ and unearths largely forgotten tragic chapters of history.
Ukrainian Film and TV Writers Talk Horrors of War in Recent Panel
Panelists offer harrowing glimpse into life, and writing, amid devastation of Russian attacks.
Consolidation Ruins Everything
WGAW Board member Adam Conover spoke at a recent FTC and Department of Justice listening forum on the destructive impacts of mergers and acquisitions.
Writing About LGBTQ+ Migrants and Refugees
LGBTQ+ Writers Committee and partners give guidance on authentic representation.
New MBA Improvements In Effect
2020 MBA begins third year this week.
Know Your Creative Rights
A reminder for screen- and long-form TV writers of your rights during production.
Ask a Mentor: Duly Noted
Paul Redford has advice for the writer asked to give notes on a script.
Seeking Submissions for Past Lives Column
Did you have an interesting “past life” before you became a professional writer? Connect wants to hear from you.
Member-to-Member: Women in the Room
A conversation between TV writers Kelechi Urama and Charmaine DeGraté.
Guild Theater Announces April Reopening
For member Adam Schwartz, this means a return to matinees and daddy-daughter days.
WGAW Congratulates 74th Annual Writers Guild Awards Winners
Watch clips from the virtual awards show, hosted by Ashley Nicole Black.
Women’s History Month: Meet Me at 3rd & Fairfax
Guild sisters talk shop and craft on the WGAW’s podcast.
Introducing the Screenwriters Handbook
This new resource helps writers get acquainted with life as a Guild screenwriter.
Behind the Tweets: “Rewrite Map”
Jeffrey Lieber tackles rewrites in this column unpacking topics from Writer Twitter.
Ask a Mentor: Are Generals, In General, a Waste of Time?
Denise Moss outlines how to get the most out of general meetings—career-starter or not.
Writer Access Project Honorees Announced
Congrats to this diverse group of writers.
Celebrate Outstanding Writing With Ashley Nicole Black
Have you registered for your complimentary ticket to the virtual Writers Guild Awards on March 20?
What Every Screenwriter Needs to Know About P&H
New to the Writers’ Deal Hub, this resource can help screenwriters maintain WGA health coverage and build toward retirement.
Marissa Jo Cerar Adapts Historical Injustice into Anthology Series Women of the Movement
Listen to her conversation with Committee of Black Writers Co-Chair Hilliard Guess on 3rd & Fairfax.
Ask a Mentor: It Takes Two
Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett know a thing or two—or more—about navigating writing partnerships.
'He Was our Elegant Fist'
Members reflect on TV writer John Bowman’s career and WGAW legacy.
Understanding the Additional Literary Material Credit
Guidance on the recent change to screen credits rules.
NEW Special Offers from IMDb and LA Times
Members can cash in on these exclusive discounts and more.
Congrats to 2022 Writers Guild Awards Nominees
And the nominees are...
How to Book and Nail Meetings
Tips for meeting prep, etiquette, and how to follow up.
Ask a Mentor: What’s My Job as a Staff Writer?
Jordana Arkin reframes the question and offers up some do’s and don’ts.
View Your Non-residuals Payments with This New Tool
Members can now search their payments not related to residuals, including foreign levies, legal settlements, contract settlements, and late payment claims.
Do not work for these bad actors on the Strike/Unfair List.
ICYMI: Guild Releases Report on Media Mega-Mergers
Broken Promises details the harms of five recent mergers to consumers and labor.
Perfecting the Pitch
Billy Ray offers these 11 tips to pitch your script.
Here for Your Support Staff Needs
New WGF program trains emerging writers from underrepresented groups for assistant and script coordinator roles.
In Memoriam 2021