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Writers Guild of America Partners with The Black List in Support of Screenwriters

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 5, 2012 at 1:48PM

The Writers Guild of America, East announces its partnership with The Black List, which lists the best unproduced screenplays from Hollywood each year, as chosen by industry execs. With this new partnership, WGAE members will receive a 20% discount...
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The Writers Guild of America, East announces its partnership with The Black List, which lists the best unproduced screenplays from Hollywood each year, as chosen by industry execs. With this new partnership, WGAE members will receive a 20% discount on The Black List's new online site which hosts scripts for professional evaluation. They will launch an online initiative called "Go Into the Story" to promote this agreement and guild services; it will also feature blog entries from Guild representatives.

Ted Hope, Franklin Leonard
Ted Hope, Franklin Leonard

WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson states: 

“We are proud to support this extension of The Black List concept. Screenwriters will get solid evaluations of their work and broader access to decision-makers. At the same time, we will continue to get the word out about the Guild’s central role in representing writers.”

Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List, adds:

"We are frankly a bit beside ourselves about this partnership with the Writers Guild East. The Guild exists to advocate for writers, and it is a mission we share.”

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.