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Writers Guild of America

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The Writers Guild of America is the joint efforts of two different US labor unions:

  • The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), representing TV and film writers East of the Mississippi.
  • The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), representing TV and film writers in Hollywood and Southern California.
  • Common activities

    The WGAE and WGAW negotiate contracts in unison as well as launch strike actions simultaneously:

  • 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike
  • Effect of the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike on television, a list of television shows affected by the strike
  • 1988 Writers Guild of America strike
  • 1985 Writers Guild of America strike
  • 1981 Writers Guild of America strike
  • 1960 Writers Guild of America strike
  • Although each Guild runs independently, they perform some activities in parallel:

  • Writers Guild of America Award, an annual awards show with simultaneous presentations on each coast
  • WGA screenwriting credit system, determines how writers' names are listed during the credits
  • WGA script registration service, online services to prove when scripts were written and by whom
  • International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG), an international labor federation both Guilds belong to
  • References

    Writers Guild of America Wikipedia


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