Writers Guild of America

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    James Gandolfini, R.I.P.: My one degree of separation from late Sopranos icon

    Like every fan of The Sopranos, the HBO landmark that was named the best written TV show ever by the Writers Guild of America earlier this month, I was saddened by news that actor James Gandolfini died yesterday of a heart attack while visiting Italy. This loss called to mind my strange connection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Making the Case for Self-Congratulation Among Daily Newspapers

    In a January "diary" penned for Entertainment Weekly, talk-show host Conan O'Brien lamented the prospect that the Writers Guild of America strike might doom the Academy Awards with a perfectly self-deflating line: "I want no part of a world that refuses to congratulate itself." By that standard, he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Rick Reilly, Loving Limbo

    Rick Reilly on his impending move to ESPN, being directed by George Clooney, and the joys of doing absolutely nothing.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Day Five: Wherein I Resolve to Become a Hollywood Script Scab and Man-Whore

    Blake Mooney was recently laid off from his job at and has somehow found some time to give a glimpse into the week in the life of a man on the dole. This is his story. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday: To the depressed and despondent (or in my case, unemployed), hope and ... More >>

  • Film

    May 6, 2004

    Bar Code

    Laws of Attraction is so generic, it oughtta be illegal.

  • Culture

    April 3, 2003

    A Grand Guy

    How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Green-Light Specials

    If the FCC loosens its rules, will media giants go on a radio-and-TV shopping spree? Absolutely.

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Culture

    March 1, 2001

    Treat Him Write

    Sam Hamm writes great scripts. So why do they rarely get made?

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Southern Discomfort

    Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.