Writer’s Guild Awards 2022: ’CODA’, ’Hacks’ win big

The 2022 Writers Guild Awards announced their winners during a virtual ceremony on Sunday. Hosted by comedian-writer-producer Ashley Nicole Black, the event, honored outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories. Don't Look Up took home the award for Best Screenplay and CODA for Best... Read More.

In Brief: ‘Licorice Pizza’ and others hailed by Writers Guild; Christian Slater joins John Cena’s ‘Freelance,’ and more

Mr. Robot's Christian Slater has been tapped to star alongside John Cena, Alison Brie and Narcos' Juan Pablo Raba in Taken director Pierre Morel’s action-comedy Freelance, according to Deadline. Freelance follows Cena as an ex-special forces operator who takes a job providing security for a journalist -- played by Brie -- who's hoping to salvage... Read More.

Shudder spotlighting Black filmmakers and writers for Halloween with ‘Horror Noire’

For the second time, the thriller streaming service Shudder is highlighting Black writers and directors with a new horror anthology, Horror Noire.  A follow-up to 2019's documentary Black Noire: A History of Black Horror, Black Noire will feature six stories together in one two-hour presentation, each written and directed by Black filmmakers. Included in... Read More.

Police reform hits cop show writers’ rooms with CBS partnership

(LOS ANGELES) -- Today, CBS Television Studios, which airs hit police-themed shows like S.W.A.T. and Blue Bloods, announced it's partnering with the law enforcement and public safety advisory group 21CP Solutions to consult with the network's show writers.  The decision comes in the wake of massive protests... Read More.