Writers Guild of America Award

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The Writers Guild of America Award for outstanding achievements in film
Film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

, television
Television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

, and radio
Radio
Radio is the transmission of signals through free space by modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible light. Electromagnetic radiation travels by means of oscillating electromagnetic fields that pass through the air and the vacuum of space...

 has been presented annually by the Writers Guild of America, East
Writers Guild of America, East
Writers Guild of America, East is a labor union representing writers of television and film and employees of television and radio news. The 2006 membership of the guild was 3,770....

 and Writers Guild of America, West
Writers Guild of America, west
Writers Guild of America, West is a labor union representing film, television, radio, and new media writers. The Guild was formed in 1954 from five organizations representing writers, which include the Screen Writers Guild...

 since 1949. In 2004, the show was broadcast on television for the first time.

The screen awards are for films that were exhibited theatrically in the Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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 area during the preceding calendar year. The television awards are for series that were produced and aired between December 1 and November 30, regardless of how many episodes aired during this time period.

See also

  • WGA screenwriting credit system
    WGA screenwriting credit system
    In the United States, screenwriting credit for motion pictures and television programs under its jurisdiction is determined by either the Writers Guild of America, East or the Writers Guild of America, West . Since 1941, the Guilds have been the final arbiter of who receives credit for writing a...

  • WGA script registration service
    WGA script registration service
    The WGA script registration service is a service run by both the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West to establish the date of creation of literary property, typically a motion picture screenplay, useful in the often-contentious US entertainment field.The service...

  • 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike
  • 1988 Writers Guild of America strike
    1988 Writers Guild of America strike
    The 1988 Writers Guild of America strike was a strike action taken by members of both the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West against major United States television and film studios represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers...

  • 1960 Writers Guild of America strike
    1960 Writers Guild of America strike
    The 1960 Writers Guild of America strike was the second longest writers strike in history. It lasted , and just one week less than the 1988 writers strike. The strike against the producers lasted from January 16, 1960 until June 10, 1960 . The strike against the networks began on March 19...

  • International Affiliation of Writers Guilds
    International Affiliation of Writers Guilds
    The International Affiliation of Writers Guilds is an international trade union federation representing guilds of professional screenwriters and playwrights. Some affiliates also belong to national trade union federations....


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