The WGA Sets Out Its Awards Season Timeline
Feature film nominations will be announced on Jan. 3 and the WGA Awards will take place Feb. 17.
The Writers Guild of America, which will hold its 2013 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York, has issued its timetable for the upcoming awards season. Key dates for the awards that are handed out by the WGA, West and WGA, East include the announcement of TV nominees on Dec. 6 and film and documentary nominees on Jan. 3. The annual Beyond Words screenwriters panel will take place at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills on Feb. 7.
The full timetable follows:
2012-2013 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE
TV Eligibility Period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, and Children’s script categories:
First broadcast between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012
All other script categories:
First broadcast between Oct 1, 2011 and Sep 30, 2012
Screen Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2012
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2012
Videogame Eligibility Period:
Originally released between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012
New Media Eligibility Period:
First exhibited on a new media platform between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012
Fri. Oct 12: Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio and Paul Selvin Award scripts
Fri. Oct 12: Deadline for submissions: Drama, Comedy, and New TV Series
Tues. Oct 23: Preliminary TV Series online voting begins
Fri. Nov 16: Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays
Fri. Nov 16: Deadline for submissions: New Media Writing
Tues. Nov 27: Deadline for Preliminary TV Series online voting
Fri. Nov 30: Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing
Tues. Dec 4: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
Thurs. Dec 6: Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation nominees announced
Mon. Dec 31: Theatrical eligibility period ends (Original, Adapted, and Documentary Screenplays)
Wed. Jan 2: Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting
Thurs. Jan 3: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay nominees announced
Fri. Jan 4: Final Screenplay and TV Series online voting begins
Tues. Jan 8: The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series
Fri. Jan 18: Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Wed. Jan 16: New Media and Videogame Writing nominees announced
Fri. Jan 25: Deadline for Final Screenplay and TV Series online voting
Thurs. Feb 7: Beyond Words: Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel. Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Mon. Feb 11: Deadline for reservations and ticket sales for 2013 WGA L.A. ceremony
Sun. Feb 17: 2013 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (65thAnnual)
Los Angeles: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
New York: B.B. King Blues Club
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