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Writers Guild West Members Saw Residuals Increase Amid Declines in Employment, Income in 2021

Even as employment and income decreased for writers in 2021, the Writers Guild of America West saw an uptick in residuals going to members across film and television. Guild members received an “an all-time high” of $493.6 million in residuals in 2021, representing a 5.4 percent uptick from 2020, according to the WGA West’s latest […]

Writers Guild East Members Vote in Favor of Plan to Address Digital Media Debate

Writers Guild of America East members have voted in favor of changes to the union’s constitution that were aimed at addressing internal controversy over its aggressive digital media organizing efforts. 98 percent of voting members approved the constitutional changes, while two percent voted against. An overall 1,607 votes were cast, amounting to a turnout of 24 […]

Writers Guild’s CBS News Union Ratifies New Three-Year Agreement

Workers at CBS News who are unionized with the Writers Guild of America West and East have ratified a new three-year contract, the WGA East announced on Monday. The agreement, initially reached in April after a few months of negotiation, will apply to around 260 staffers, including newswriters, producers, desk associates, graphic artists and others […]

WGA Awards: ‘CODA,’ ‘Don’t Look Up’ Win Best Adapted, Original Screenplays

CODA added another trophy to its awards season haul at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, as the Apple film about a hearing child in a deaf family won the award for best adapted screenplay. CODA also won in top categories at the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards and is now seen […]

Ashley Nicole Black to Host Writers Guild Awards

Ashley Nicole Black will host the 2022 Writers Guild Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The comedian, writer, actress and producer is also a nominee this year for her work on season two of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso. “I am honored to have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of my fellow union members,” Black said […]

Spotify’s Podcast Staffers Sign Open Letter Saying Audio Giant “Rejected” Inclusion Goals

Union staffers at several podcast production companies owned by Spotify have penned a letter to the music streaming service and podcast network Parcast, calling on them to agree to a measure aimed at fostering “a more inclusive and diverse company.” On Wednesday, workers at Parcast, The Ringer and Gimlet Media that are allied with the […]

John Krasinski, Selma Blair and Marlee Matlin Set for Honors at Media Access Awards

The Media Access Awards has announced the honoree roster for the Nov. 17 virtual event. Hosted by Millicent Simonds and presented in partnership with Easterseals, the ceremony fetes “those individuals, series, and films that have redefined on-screen representation for the disability community, while advancing the portrayal and employment of people with disabilities in Hollywood.” Honorees […]