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Creativity Isn't Free

Samara Bay | Posted 10.11.2014 | Arts
Samara Bay

We creatives don't like to think of ourselves in those terms. We have a love/hate relationship with personal branding and ourselves as product (if the audience doesn't want what I have, well screw 'em).

Past, Present, Future: 3 Women's Voices in Film and How 3 Writers Wrote Them to the Red Carpet

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Particularly tricky is writing strong and memorable female characters when you are a dude. Sure, from Shakespeare on, its been done but the challenge remains.

Matthew Jacobs

'Wolf' Writer Dings F-Word Counters: 'Grow Up Already'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment

Now that we know exactly how many times the word "f--k" was used in "The Wolf of Wall Street," the movie's controversy seems to have slackened. Martin...

The Best Show Ever Written?

Posted 06.03.2013 | TV

The 101 best-written TV shows have been selected by the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Topping that list? HBO's "The Sopranos." The Writers Guild ...

WATCH: 'Futurama' Writer Debuts Exclusive New Clip

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy

Television writer producer, Patric Verrone, former president of the WGAW, comes on to discuss his work on "Futurama." Take a look at an exclusive clip...

Rosie the Writer Needs to Flex Her Muscle

Catherine Clinch | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Catherine Clinch

This week, the Writers Guild of America West announced a report of the hiring practices of networks and studios in regard to women and minority categories. As always, the progress was akin to the proverbial drop in the bucket.

There's a Prize tor Those Little Webisodes? Yes. Meet the Winner.

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

While much of the hoopla at the Writers Guild Awards was focused on the film nominees as a ramp up to Oscars, the category most associated with the fastest growing medium on earth went largely unnoticed. And Michael Cyril Creighton was crowned king of that world.

Tom Stoppard: 'Not Adapting My Own Plays for Film'

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Award-Winning screenwriter and playwright Tom Stoppard, who received the Writers Guild of America, West's 2013 Laurel Award for Film, says he doubts that he would ever adapt any of his own theatrical works for the screen.

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty Win WGA Honors

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The win for Argo over Lincoln in the Adapted category further bolstered notions about what may happen next week at the Oscars for Best Picture.

'The Words' and Swirling in Hollywood

CC Stinson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
CC Stinson

Hollywood often ignores pleas for more diverse casting and continues to deny the negative impact it has on society as a whole. Seeing more diverse couples on screen makes the subject easier to discuss around the dinner table.

'The Onion' Writers May Strike Monday

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.28.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: The WGA announced on Aug. 2 that the "ONN" writers have joined their union. Read more here. The writers behind the "Onion News Network" sho...

WGA Ballots on the Way

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.05.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The WGA deal reached last month is on its way to the membership for a ratification vote - ballots are in the mail. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. T...

WGA Sends Studio Deal to Members

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The ratification vote will take place in April, before the existing contract's May 1 expiration. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. On a separate note...

WGA, AMPTP Reach New Three-Year Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The tentative pact, which is in line with deals reached by SAG, AFTRA and the DGA, provides for 2% annual wage increases but also keeps network prime...

WGA East Executive Director Optimistic on Guild Negotiating Goals

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Lowell Peterson also confirms that there is no date set for negotiations. See The Hollywood Reporter exclusive. __________ Watch for my new book "H...

WGA Sends Out 'Pattern of Demands' Seeking Major Contract Improvements

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Goals include increases in minimums, pension and health, home video residuals and new media reuse, and revamps of pitching process. Details: The Holly...

Comcast Writers Overwhelmingly Vote for WGA in Unofficial Secret Ballot

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

About 3/4 of eligible writers voted in an unusual procedure supervised by LA City Council president Eric Garcetti, meant  to draw attention to la...

"Director to Watch": Ned Thorne

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

When people hear you're a writer, one of the first things they say to you is either A) "Oh, my God. You know what you should do? You should be on Opr...

New TV Sit-Com A$PEN the Series Coming From the Writers of Seinfeld Roseanne and King of Queens

Edward Lozzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Edward Lozzi

A fun and comically witty TV series set in Aspen, America's winter playground for the rich and famous, has been developing in the mind of it's creator Greg Simmons for a number of years.

Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Remember the lawsuit that former SAG president Alan Rosenberg and three other Membership First members (1st VP Anne-Marie Johnson and board members Diane Ladd and Kent McCord) filed against their own union?

Summer 2011: A Perfect Storm for Hollywood's Labor Unions

The Wrap | Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It could be a perfect storm. Less than a year after the Screen Actors Guild finalized its contract with the studios -- ending one of the most tumu...

2010 Writers Guild Awards (PHOTOS)

Getty Images | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

On Saturday, February 20, Hollywood's finest celebrated the 2010 Writers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Jason Reitman took home the...

Jay Leno Cleared Of WGA Strike Violations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Jay Leno has dodged disciplinary action after being accused of breaking union rules last year. On Tuesday, the Writers Guild of A...

Fixing the Residuals System

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The residuals system is broken. It's expensive to administer and is an invitation to conflict as platforms such as new media evolve. Yet we need resid...

Why America Needs The Writers' Guild

Allison Abner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Abner

In the Recession of 2009, America needs writers more than ever. Writers in the entertainment industry create the stories most seen around the world. ...