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Writers Guild Announces Timetable for 2017 Awards

The Writers Guild of America released a timetable and submission guide for the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards on Thursday. The ceremony will be broadcast simultaneously in both Los Angeles and New York City on Feb. 19, 2017.

The deadline for submissions for TV-radio-new media and drama/comedy/new series is Oct. 14, with preliminary series online voting beginning on Oct. 25. The nominations for television, new media, radio, news, promotional writing and graphic animation will be announced Dec. 5., for series first broadcast, exhibited or released between Dec. 1, 2015, and Nov. 30, 2016.

Submission deadlines for theatrical & documentary screenplays and video game writing conclude on Nov. 18 and 21, respectively.

Nominations for theatrical & documentary screenplays will be released on Jan. 4, 2017. Video game writing is the final category for consideration, with nominations to be announced on Jan. 12, 2017.

The Writers Guild Awards honors outstanding writing in film, television, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional and graphic animation categories.

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