What has our Writers Guild done for us lately?
Glad you asked because the Guild has a wonderful answer in Writers Connect, a short newsletter members get every week. (See? Another good reason to bust your butt to qualify and join.)
Not Remotely Easy
Three limited series—Love in the Time of Corona, Connecting…, and Social Distance—take on the pandemic in form, substance, and real time. Only in the latest Written By Web Extra.
Despite the worldwide shutdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, some writers never had to stop working. But they did have to wonder how and when an audience would see their work again. A few decided not to wait. They didn’t just write during the pandemic, but about it—and then they shot through it. Read more >>
WGFestival 2020: The One That Was Virtual
Free for WGAW Members!
On Nov. 19 and 20, the Writers Guild Foundation invites WGAW members to WGFestival, a two-day virtual celebration of the craft and business of writing for the screen. Expect a stellar lineup of live and on-demand conversations with writers, directors, producers, and execs, including Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso), Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski (Raised By Wolves), Tawnya Bhattacharya and Ali Laventhol (A Million Little Things), Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz (Fast Color), Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald (Perry Mason), Alexandra Cunningham (Dirty John), Miki Johnson (Ozark), and Channing Godfrey Peoples (Miss Juneteenth).
WGAW members get free admission with the promo code WEHEARTWGA, which applies to the All-Access and Day Passes.
Visit wgfestival.org for more info and to redeem passes.
Is it Time to Incorporate?
Writers Education Committee and Committee of Black Writers offer resources on incorporating.
Thinking about incorporating, but feeling daunted by the process? Catch up on the Guild’s recent virtual panel, Should I Incorporate? & Other Burning Finance Questions.
Presented by the WGAW’s Writers Education Committee and Committee of Black Writers, this virtual panel demystifies the incorporation process with practical case studies specific to writers at various career stages. Explore the pros and cons of incorporating, the best time to begin the incorporation process, budgeting, deductions, and more. The workshop is accompanied by a slide deck.
The WGAW does not endorse panelists’ comments, services, or programs.
Focus: Residuals Lookup
Don’t forget about this indispensable tool.
Concerned that a green envelope hasn’t arrived for a particular project? Need to compare your residuals history for multiple episodes from the same season of a show? Curious about a project from years ago? Head to the Residuals Lookup, available under the myResiduals tab in your myWGA account.
For years, WGAW members have used the Residuals Lookup to easily generate reports about their residuals earnings and check history. Read more >>