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    WGA Lobbying for NY Tax Breaks for Diverse Writers' Rooms

    The proposed amendment would offer up to $50,000 in tax breaks to reimburse a female and/or nonwhite writer's fees and salary.

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    Sarah Polley, Breaking Bad's Gennifer Hutchison Win Big at WGA Awards

    "Stories We Tell" and "Breaking Bad" were feted as the 2014 Writers Guild favorites this weekend.

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    Writers Guild Awards Go for 'Captain Phillips' and 'Her'

    Given all the films that aren't eligible, the Writers Guild Awards gives a boost to other movies in the Oscar race. Saturday night Spike Jonze took home original screenplay for "Her"--ironically, thanking the rival he beat, "American Hustle"'s David O. Russell, for helping him with his script-- and ...

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    WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

    The Writers Guild of America announced their 2014 award nominees today. Only two female screenwriters -- "Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Melisa Wallack and "Before Midnight" co-writer/star Julie Delpy -- were honored.

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    'American Hustle,' 'Wolf Of Wall Street,' 'Before Midnight' & More Earn WGA Nominations But Not Coens

    Are awards season voters no longer entranced by the magic of the Coen Brothers? Even with "Inside Llewyn Davis" earning no shortage of acclaim, that has not translated into very much love from awards types, with the film getting completely shut out of the Producers Guild Award nominations yesterday....

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    'American Hustle,' 'Her' and 'Wolf' Vying for Writers Guild Screenplay Honors; '12 Years' Not Eligible

    The Writers Guild of America today announced the nominations for their 2014 Writers Guild Awards. "American Hustle," "Her," "Blue Jasmine" and "Wolf of Wall Street" are all up for awards. Most notably though, John Ridley's script for "12 Years a Slave" was shut out of the competition.

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    Writers Guild Awards Change Guidelines, Netflix's 'House of Cards' Now Eligible for 2014 TV Awards

    With the just-announced revisions to the Writers Guild Awards guidelines, Netflix's "House of Cards" has become eligible for the 2014 TV awards, to be held on February 1. The guidelines now include series that have been produced for initial exhibition in new media, permitting them to compete with TV...

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    2014 Writers Guild Awards Announce Timeline for Submissions and Voting

    The 66th annual Writers Guild Awards, to be presented in simultaneous West and East Coast ceremonies on February 1, 2014, have announced their timeline for submissions and voting. Check it out below.

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    Memo to Screenwriters #2: Like E.L. James, You Can Change the Game

    In the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan emphasized the value of message and the medium the message uses over its creator. This idea flies in the face of the modern era’s printed book as the ultimate expression of the writer, who toiled in glorified isolation as the big publishing house distributed it magical...

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    Writers Guild West and The Black List Partner to Advocate for Screenwriters

    The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and script-hosting website The Black List announced today their newly formed strategic alliance, which aims to advocate and spotlight the work of screenwriters via Black List's online platform.

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