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WGA Finds TV Writing Staffs to Lack Age, Gender, and Racial Diversity

The Writers Guild of America West released its "2013 TV Staffing Brief" this week, examining the percentage of female, minority, and older writers staffed on shows during the 2011-12 TV season. While there's been a little bit of progress in the [...]

By Bradford Evans

The WGA Original Screenplay Nominees Are Nearly All Comedies

WGA's big-screen announcements are out, joining the small-screen nomination list released a few weeks back. The Original Screenplay category in particular is almost totally comedy-dominated, with Bridesmaids, 50/50, Midnight in Paris and Young [...]

By Hallie Cantor

ONN Writers Unionize Under WGAE, Keep The Fake Headlines Coming

We got a hot, throbbing anonymous tip that the writers of the Onion News Network joined WGA-East as of today, thus staving off the need for us to force guffaws while listening to NPR. "The ONN writers stood together and won real improvements,” [...]

By Halle Kiefer

And In Non-Fake News, An ONN Writers Strike Possible

This morning marks the deadline for a potential ONN writers strike, as well as a serious blow to our right to uninterrupted comedy broadcasting. As of this morning, failed negations between the Writers Guide of America-East and The Onion, Inc. [...]

By Halle Kiefer

Aaron Sorkin’s Four Big Problems With the WGA

"I have never had any trouble with a studio, with a network, with a producer, with a director, with a star; I have only ever had trouble with the Writers Guild."

By Kyle Buchanan