Writers Guild Membership Requirements

Many aspiring writers desire to become members of the Writers Guild. While individuals welcome to apply, there are many writers guild membership requirements that one must fulfill in order to become a member of the writers guild.

A common question we often get asked at Freiman Law is, “What are the writers guild membership requirements?”  The Writers Guild Membership Requirements to become a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, West, Inc. (“WGA”) require you to attain 24 units within three years.  The number of units are determined by the paid writing services you provide or the literary material you sell to a signatory to the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement.

The number of units you will earn range from two units for a full week of employment (on a week to week basis) to twenty-four units for a screenplay for a feature-length movie in order to fulfill the writers guild membership requirements.

For a full list of the number of units you can earn by either providing writing services to or selling literary material to a signatory to the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement, go the Writer’s Guild of America, West, Inc. website.

To learn more about writers guild membership requirements, contact writers guild member and entertainment attorney Richard Freiman at (818) 378-3530 or via the form on the right.