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New York and Los Angeles – The 2018 Writers Guild Awards (70th Annual) will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in New York and Los Angeles.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, videogame, promotional, and graphic animation categories.

2017-2018 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE

Television-Radio-New Media Eligibility Period:

Long Form, Episodic, Animation, Children’s Script and Short Form Categories:

First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017

All Other Script Categories:

First broadcast or exhibited between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017

Theatrical Screenplay Eligibility Period:

Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2017
Documentary Screenplay Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2017

 Videogame Eligibility Period:

Originally released between Dec. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017

2017

OCTOBER

Fri. Oct. 13                  Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio-New Media and Paul Selvin

Fri. Oct. 13                  Deadline for submissions: Drama/Comedy/New Series

Tue. Oct. 24                Preliminary Series online voting begins

NOVEMBER

Fri. Nov. 17                 Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays

Mon. Nov. 20              Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing

Tue. Nov. 21               Deadline for Preliminary Series online voting

DECEMBER

Tue. Dec. 5                 Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins

Thu. Dec. 7                Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced

2018

JANUARY

Wed. Jan. 3               Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting

Thu. Jan. 4             Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay Nominations Announced

Mon. Jan. 8               Final Screenplay and Series online voting begins

Tue. Jan. 9 –              The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series

Fri. Jan. 19                Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Jan. TBA                   “And the Nominees Are…”: Writers Guild Award TV and New Media nominee panels – Venue: NYC (TBA)

Thu. Jan. 11               Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

Mon. Jan. 29               Deadline for Final Screenplay and Series online voting

Wed. Jan. 31               Deadline for 2018 WGA show reservations, sponsorships, & ticket sales

FEBRUARY

Thu. Feb. 1                 Beyond Words – Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel

Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Sun. Feb. 11               2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (70th Annual)

New York:      Edison Ballroom

Los Angeles:  Beverly Hilton

For more information about the 2018 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, please visit www.wgaeast.org or www.wga.org.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the 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.