WGA Calls for Submissions To New Media Writing Awards
** For awards purposes, a derivative new media production is a production for new media based on an existing television motion picture that was produced for “traditional” media – e.g., a free television, basic cable, or pay television motion picture, or any new media production based on previously exploited material, ‐ e.g., a theatrical motion picture, novel, play, and is otherwise includ ed among the types of motion pictures traditionally covered by the MBA.
WGA New Media Writing Awards are based strictly on written material. Preliminary judging will be done by Guild members. Each script that qualifies for final judging will be read by a panel of Guild members selected for their experience in the new media genre.
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.