Writers Guild Awards 2018 Timeline Announced

Writers Guild Awards 2018
Writers Guild Awards 2018

Attention, animation and videogame writers: WGAW and WGAE have set the timeline for the 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards, honoring outstanding writing in film, TV, new media and more. The Awards will be presented Sunday, February 11, 2018 at concurrent ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and New York City’s Edison Ballroom. Scroll on for eligibility periods, submission deadlines, etc.

The 2017 WGA animation and game winners were reported here.

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
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
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
Tue. Dec. 5 Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
Thu. Dec. 7 Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced

2018
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 – Fri. Jan. 19 The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series – 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
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)

Writers Guild Awards 2018

Writers Guild Awards 2018