Requirements for membership in the Writers Peer Group
Please note that any requirements for credits, number of programs, number of hours or days, number of episodes or percentages of time spent (as outlined below) are requirements which must have been met within the four years preceding one's application for membership; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production or distribution of audio visual works for national exhibition.
Solo or shared ON-SCREEN credit on programs for national exhibition in the form "Written by," "Teleplay by," "Story Editor," "Executive Story Consultant," or "Created by" on at least:
Two (2) daytime or primetime special programs 1-1/2 hours or more in length
Or, four (4) 1 hour daytime or primetime programs in the drama, comedy, variety, or animation genres in any combination
Or, six (6) ½ half hour daytime or primetime programs in the drama, comedy, variety, or animation genres in any combination
Or, ON-AIR credits for twelve (12) half hour or twelve one hour daytime dramas
Or, a significant body of work to be determined by the Peer Group Executive Committee.
Or, at least one hundred twenty (120) minutes of professional short form programs that have had broad domestic or verifiable international consumer release. Short form programs shall have an average content length of fifteen (15) minutes or less. In all cases, individuals must have verifiable proof of having written all or a significant part of the programs, such determination to be made by the Governors of the Writer’s Peer Group.
Employment by a person in one of the above listed categories for a minimum of two on-air writing credits, or six weeks staff writing. In the case of short-form programs, at least sixty (60) minutes of programs which meet the same additional criteria as those listed above.