Calling All Reality TV Writers!

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Hey, screenwriters--

Regardless of how the strike pans out, the WGA is working hard to protect the rights and livelihoods of TV's reality writers. If you can attend, here's info on a meeting tomorrow morning to help bring reality writers under the juristication of the Writers Guild...


WHAT: Open meeting for ALL reality, game show and nonfiction writers (you don't have to be WGA to attend)
WHEN: Saturday, January 19th @ 11am-1pm
WHERE: WGA Headquarters
7000 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(Underground parking in WGA garage – enter on Blackburn Street)

At this meeting, you will hear important information such as:
• Statement of support from WGA leadership
• Recent committee activity
• How to file wage claims against non-signatory production companies
• “Reality On The Line” picket week
• How you can get involved

Please RSVP to to secure parking and lunch. This meeting is for ALL writers-- you do not have to be a WGA member to attend! Please spread the word to anyone who wants to learn more about this critical campaign to win industry-standard benefits for all writers.


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