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Writers Guild of America

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    Opinion: Here's Why Indie Filmmakers Need Guilds If They Want to Get Paid

    Lead Strategic Organizer, Writers Guild of America, East, explains why low-budget indie filmmakers need guilds if they want to get paid.

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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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