WGA to Award Series Writers

Aug 25, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Writers Guild of America will add three television series categories to its annual Writers Guild Awards, the guild announced Thursday. Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for a dramatic series, a comedy series and new series will be presented at the Feb. 4 ceremony next year.

“Unlike any other form of writing, the stories of episodic television require the blended imagination, talent, and tenacity of a staff of writers,” said WGAw president Daniel Petrie Jr. “Not only do they have to attain the high creative level of individual writers, they have to do it week after week, often under enormous time pressures.”

The 58th annual WGA Awards will be held at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.