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  • Obituary: Ronald Chesney (1920-2018) 19 Apr 2018
    Ronald Chesney, co-creator of On The Buses and The Rag Trade, has died at the age of 98. Simultaneously the Writers’ Guild has lost one of its oldest members, and television one of the kings of comedy …
  • Birmingham to host this year’s AGM 16 Apr 2018
    For the first time in the 60-year history of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, we’re moving the Annual General Meeting out of London. All WGGB members are invited to attend this year’s AGM, which w …
  • Two-year pay deal for ITC theatre writers 26 Mar 2018
    WGGB has reached a two-year pay deal for writers working under its ITC theatre agreement. Writers will see a 2.9% increase on existing rates from 1 April 2018, while next year will see a rise of 2.5% …
  • Musical Theatre Kit launches 12 Mar 2018
    WGGB is delighted to announce the launch of The Musical Theatre Kit – a joint publication with the Musicians’ Union that provides a map to the two unions’ latest musical theatre writing guidelines The …
  • Radio goes to the beach 5 Mar 2018
    WGGB is sponsoring the fourth UK International Radio Drama Festival which will run at Herne Bay later this month. The festival is the only independently produced event of its kind dedicated to the med …

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