Become part of our story

On 13 May 1959, a group of writers gathered in a basement in London’s Harley Street to form the Television and Screenwriters’ Guild – later to be renamed the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Their aim was simple – to stand up for the rights of writers, and 60 years on WGGB now counts amongst … Continued

Our wins for writers

WGGB has been winning for writers for 60 years, across all the craft areas we represent. Take a look at some of our most recent successes below, and if you would like to become a member, you can join online here. Animation We have produced Guidelines for Animation Writers. We have produced a best-practice guide for industry professionals … Continued

London Writers’ Week 2018

Equality and diversity will take centre stage at London Writers’ Week this year (18-21 July 2018), with all profits going to organisations promoting diversity in the arts. And WGGB Film Co-Chair and BAFTA-nominated writer Andrea Gibb (Swallows & Amazons, AfterLife, Dear Frankie) will appear at an ‘In conversation’ event, 3-4pm on Friday 20 July, talking … Continued

Olwen Wymark Awards winners

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain presented its annual awards for the encouragement of new writing at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on Friday 2 February 2018. The Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Awards, the brainchild of playwright Mark Ravenhill, were set up to give WGGB members the opportunity to publicly thank those who had given … Continued

History of the Writers’ Guild Awards

Pictured above: Salman Rushdie (left) receives his Writers’ Guild Award from former WGGB Chair Allan Scott at the 1991 ceremony at the Dorchester. It was a rare appearance of the author at the height of the fatwa against him   The following is an edited extract from The Write Stuff: A History of the Writers’ Guild … Continued

Meet the Radio Drama Producers

Do you want to know more about writing for radio? The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has brought together a panel of audio producers to tell you about the business and art of writing for radio. Our panel will speak about: • How a radio writer and producer work together • What they are … Continued

BBC iPlayer writers get £1-million payout

Screenwriters whose work has been aired on BBC iPlayer have received royalties of nearly £1 million, according to figures just released by Writers Digital Payments (WDP). The not-for-profit company, set up to make sure that TV writers get properly paid when their work is shown online, is owned by WGGB and the Personal Managers’ Association … Continued

WGGB goes to the beach

Top authors, screenwriters, agents and directors will be sharing their writing and publishing secrets at the first Write by the Beach conference, on 12 March 2016, in Hove, East Sussex. The one-day event – organised by the Beach Hut Writing Academy – takes place at Angel House, a restored Regency building on the seafront between … Continued