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

Tinniswood Award winner 2016

Writer and director Julian Simpson has won the Tinniswood Award 2016 for his audio drama script, Fugue State. Described by the judges as “an original and gripping thriller which brilliantly explores both the powerful effect of sound on the listener and how radio drama creates worlds of sound”, Fugue State is set in the heart … Continued

WGGB screenings

Our links with the British film industry, organisations and screening facilities in the capital, mean we are able to offer WGGB members screenings and/or Q&As of upcoming film releases. Members will be informed of full details of screenings via email/the weekly ebulletin. All the screenings are offered by third parties, and are not WGGB-organised events, … Continued

Getting paid, in 10 easy steps

1. Don’t be afraid to talk about money. Writing may be your passion but it is also your business. It’s not a hobby. 2. If you have an agent tell the producer they must speak to your agent before anything is agreed. 3. Let your agent know that you can’t afford to work for free. … Continued

Exclusive discounts

We offer regular, one-off discounts to all our members through our weekly ebulletin. We also have a number of longstanding discounts and special offers. These include: Membership offers Free lifetime membership of Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society. All Full WGGB members are entitled to pay no joining fee for the Writers Guild of America East or … Continued

Member benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our members, depending on their subscription level (see below and our member benefits chart). By joining you will also help support our wins and campaigning work on behalf of writers.  JOIN NOW Full Member benefits: Free contract vetting, support and advice, weekly ebulletin, member discounts, member events (including … Continued