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The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) represents writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry, animation and videogames.

We represent professional writers and we also have a special (discounted) membership tier for emerging/aspiring writers. We lobby and campaign on behalf of writers, to ensure their voices are heard in a rapidly changing digital landscape.

Main Trades
Entertainment and the arts
Broadcasting and Film
Digital media
Theatre and cinema
Property & buildings
Publishing and printing
Male 1306 | Female 936 | Total 2,242
Employers represented include:

We have national agreements (covering pay and conditions) with major industry bodies including the BBC, ITV and Pact; National Theatre, Royal Court and Royal Shakespeare Company.

General secretary
General secretary: Ellie Peers
Cost of membership
  •  Full membership: £198 for the first year, then earning-based subscription bands for subsequent years
  • Candidate membership: £108 per annum
  • Student membership: £30 per annum
  •  Affiliate membership (eg for writers' agents or for Higher Education professionals in creative writing departments £300 per annum
  • Subs can be paid by a one-off payment or in installments by Direct Debit, apart from student membership, which is payable in a one-off payment only
Membership benefits

- free contract vetting, advice and support
- weekly ebulletin
- members' only area of the WGGB website
- member events including free film screenings
- exclusive discounts
- free and discounted training
- pension scheme (full members only),
- welfare fund
- entry in our Find A Writer online directory (full members only)

WGGB offers a range of benefits to its members, depending on their membership tier (full, candidate, student or affiliate). The following list gives an outline of some of the main benefits, but full details of which benefits are available to which level of membership can be found at:


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