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Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Identification number in the register: 06249097363-34
Registration date: 07/12/2011 12:06:53

The information on this entity was last modified on: 12/06/2015 13:02:51
The date of the last annual update was: 27/03/2015 18:33:47
Next update due latest on: 27/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Writers' Guild of Great Britain


Trade Union

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

Tooley Street, 134
London SE1 2TU


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Bernie Corbett

General Secretary

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Bernie Corbett

General Secretary

    Goals / remit

Trade union representing professional writers in the UK. Our members work in television, theatre, film, radio, publishing, videogames.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

culture, copyright, digital economy, employment and social affairs, trade







Lobbying and briefing MEPs and officials of the European Commission on matters of concern to professional writers in the UK including:
Copyright including orphan works.
Online distribution of audiovisual works.
Regulation of copyright collective management organisations.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2  



General Secretary: Bernie Corbett
Legal Adviser: Robert Taylor
European Adviser: Pyrrhus Mercouris

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market

    Membership and affiliation

European Writers' Council
Fédération des Scénaristes d'Europe
UNI-MEI (Euro-MEI & UNI-Europa)
International Affiliation of Writers Guilds
British Copyright Council
Creators' Rights Alliance (UK)
Trades Union Congress (UK)
Performers' Alliance (UK)
Federation of Entertainment Unions (UK)

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

< 9,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

Annual turnover approx €450,000, the bulk of which is received in members' subscriptions and spent on salaries, administration and services to members.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.