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2011 Writers Guild Awards New Media Nominees

January 11, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York and Los Angeles –The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for the WGA New Media Writing Awards. Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.


Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media

“The Real Thing,” ”Identity Crisis,” “Girl Talk,” ”Naming Things,” “Curtain Up” (Anyone But Me), Written by Susan Miller, Tina Cesa Ward; AnyoneButMeSeries.com

“Episode 1,” “Episode 4,” Episode 5,” Episode 6,” “Episode 7” (All’s Faire), Written by Thom Woodley & Bob McClure & Matt Yeager; Allsfaire.tv

“Episode 1: We’ve Got Flash,” “Episode 2: Complimentary Sandwiches,” “Episode 3: Perfect Resume Builder” (Concierge: The Series), Written by Timothy Cooper, ConciergeTheSeries.com 

“Zac” (Madison Avery), Written by Gregory Storm; stormfactory.com


Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media

 
“Webisode One: Moving On,” “Webisode Two: Lights, Camera, Action!,” “Webisode Three: The Final Product” (The 3rd Floor, The Office Webisodes), Written by Kelly Hannon, Jonathan Hughes, Mary Wall; nbc.com

“Strip Pong,” “Tear Jerks,” "Brainstorm," (Frank vs. Lutz), 30 Rock New Media, Written by Jon Haller; nbc.com

This is the first year the WGA is presenting awards for new media writing. To be eligible for the new media awards, the program or episode must have first been exhibited on a new media platform between 12/1/2009 and 11/30/2010. A new media platform is defined as the Internet (via a major video sharing site or unique URL), mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs, or any other established new media platform. Derivative new media productions must have been based on an existing television show or motion picture that was produced for “traditional” media. Only work that was written and produced under a WGA collective bargaining agreement and for which the Guilds have determined the writing credits were eligible.


Judging for the WGA New Media Writing Awards is based strictly on written material and is conducted by panels comprised of Guild members.

Further inquiries about the WGA New Media Writing Awards may be directed to Rebecca Olerich, WGAE Director of Programs and Events, at (212) 767-7835, email: rolerich@wgaeast.org, or to WGAW Awards Administrator Jennifer Burt at (323) 782-4569, email: jburt@wga.org.
 
The 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the AXA Equitable Center in New York City and simultaneously at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. For more information about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and/or official entry forms, please visit www.wgaeast.org or www.wga.org.
 
For media press inquiries about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Sherry Goldman in the WGAE Press Office at (718) 224-4133 or email: sherry@goldmanpr.net; or visit online at: www.wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4574, email: gmitchell@wga.org, or visit online at: www.wga.org.
 
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.


For all editorial and press inquiries, please contact:

Jason Gordon
Director of Communications
Writers Guild of America, East
212-767-7809
jgordon@remove-this.wgaeast.org