October 17, 2012
2013 Writers Guild Awards
Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2013 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories.
2012-2013 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE
TV Eligibility Period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, and Children’s script categories:
First broadcast between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012
All other script categories:
First broadcast between Oct 1, 2011 and Sep 30, 2012
Screen Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2012
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2012
Videogame Eligibility Period:
Originally released between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012
New Media Eligibility Period:
First exhibited on a new media platform between Dec 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2012
Fri. Oct 12Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio and Paul Selvin Award scripts
Fri. Oct 12Deadline for submissions: Drama, Comedy, and New TV Series
Tues. Oct 23Preliminary TV Series online voting begins
Fri. Nov 16Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays
Fri. Nov 16Deadline for submissions: New Media Writing
Tues. Nov 27Deadline for Preliminary TV Series online voting
Fri. Nov 30Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing
Tues. Dec 4Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
Thurs. Dec 6Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation nominees announced
Mon. Dec 31Theatrical eligibility period ends (Original, Adapted, and Documentary Screenplays)
Wed. Jan 2Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting
Thurs. Jan 3Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay nominees announced
Fri. Jan 4Final Screenplay and TV Series online voting begins
Tues. Jan 8–Fri. Jan 18The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening seriesWriters Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Wed. Jan 16New Media and Videogame Writing nominees announced
Fri. Jan 25Deadline for Final Screenplay and TV Series online voting
Thurs. Feb 7Beyond Words: Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panelWriters Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Mon. Feb 11Deadline for reservations and ticket sales for 2013 WGA L.A. ceremony
Sun. Feb 172013 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (65th Annual)Los Angeles: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVENew York: B.B. King Blues Club
For more information about the 2013 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, please visit www.wga.org or dev.wgaeast.org.
For media inquiries about the 2013 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4651 or email: email@example.com.
For media inquiries about the 2013 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Jay Strell at Sunshine Sachs at (212) 691-2800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.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 dev.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.