Alliance will give WGAW members discounted rates on paid Black List services.
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and script-hosting website The Black List have formed a new partnership.
With a mutual goal to advocate on behalf of writers, the strategic alliance will allow all WGAW members to be able to add their script titles, loglines, tags and representative information, as well as monitor their work’s ratings and user traffic, free of charge.
WGAW members will also receive a 20% discount on paid Black list services to host their scripts and obtain reader evaluations of their screenplays.
In addition, the Black List will feature WGAW-related educational and resource information on its site, as well as links to WGAW’s official screenplay and intellectual property registration service, the WGAW Registry.
Black List founder Franklin Leonard commented: “The Writers Guild of America exists to advocate for writers, and it’s a mission we share. We couldn’t be more excited about working in cooperation in that effort, and, personally, as someone who came to Hollywood because of a deep admiration of storytellers, it’s quite a special moment.”
“Since the inception of this list, Franklin’s work has been all about celebrating writing and writers. I’m thrilled to make him an official partner of the Guild,” added screenwriter and WGAW board of directors member Billy Ray.