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Requirements for membership in the Writers Peer Group

Please note that requirements for credits, number of programs, number of hours or days, or percentages of time spent (as outlined below) are requirements which must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works.

Active Status:

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.

Associate Status:

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.

updated 12.21.17

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