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January 24, 2020


Requirements for membership in the Writers Peer Group

Please note that requirements (as outlined below) must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership or membership review; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works. All episodes should be a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in length unless defined otherwise specifically for short form programming. Individuals who have received a Primetime or Daytime Emmy Nomination, specific to this peer group, within the past four (4) years are eligible for Active membership.

Active Status:

Primary employment for a minimum of 2 years with solo or shared ON-SCREEN credit on programs for national exhibition in the form "Written by," "Created by" "Teleplay by," "Story Editor," "Executive Story Editor," "Co-Producer"*, "Producer"*, "Supervising, Producer"*, "Co-Executive Producer"*, or "Executive Producer"* (*titles must reflect work performed in a writing capacity) on at least:
Two (2) special programs one and one-half (1-1/2) hours or more in length
Five (5) programs in the drama, comedy, variety, or animation genres in any combination
Ten (10) daytime dramas
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. Production values must be equivalent to network quality and have wide verifiable distribution.


A qualified body of work relevant to the peer group that warrants a waiver of the above requirements. Body of Work designation has all benefits of Active membership with the exception of running for Peer Group Governor.

Associate Status:

Employment by a person in one (1) of the above listed categories for a minimum of two (2) on-air writing credits, or six (6) 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 1.24.20

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