To be eligible for entry, films must have been exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for at least one week during the eligibility period of March 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021. Films that had a theatrical exhibition scheduled during the eligibility period but had to pivot to a streaming release due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will also be eligible for WGA Awards consideration.
Scripts must have been written under the WGA MBA or under a bona fide collective bargaining agreement of the Writers Guild of Canada, Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Writers' Guild of Ireland, Writers’ Guild of South Africa, New Zealand Writers Guild, Film Writers’ Association (India), La Guilde Francaise des Scénaristes (France), Scriptwriters Guild of Israel, the Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma (Québec) or Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren (VDD/Germany) (collectively, “affiliate guilds”). Submissions for films written under the jurisdiction of an affiliate guild must include a letter from the affiliate guild verifying awards eligibility. Please note that an affiliate guild may impose additional requirements for a writer to be considered covered by its collective bargaining agreement.
Further information on rules and eligibility can be found here.
The deadline for submission is 5:30 p.m. PST/8:30pm EST on Friday, December 17, 2021.