WGA’s New Media Nominees Include ‘Dexter,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Projects

The Writers Guild announces its nominations for new media and videogame writing awards

The writers of projects based on cable TV hits “Dexter” and “The Walking Dead” were among the nominees for outstanding achievement in writing for new media and videogames announced Wednesday by the Writers Guild of America.

John Esposito was nominated for “The Walking Dead: Cold Storage” and Scott Reynolds was nominated for “Dexter Early Cuts” in the derivative new media category.

To be eligible for awards, a stand-alone new media program or episodes written for a new media series must have first been exhibited on a new media platform — from the Internet to cell phones — between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012.

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In original new media, nominations went to Jay Rodan  for "Lauren," Michael Cyril Creighton for "Jack in a Box," Cory Cavin, Bill G. Grandberg and Josh Lay for "Model Wife,” and Morgan Evans for "The Untitled Webseries That Morgan Evans Is Doing."

In videogame writing, the nominees were Marv Wolfman for "Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two," Bruce Feirstein for Activision's "007 Legends," Christopher Schlerf  for Microsoft's "Halo 4," John Garvin  for Sony's "Uncharted: Golden Abyss," Richard Farrese and Jill Murray for  Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed III: Liberation," and the team behind "Assassin's Creed III."

Winners will be honored at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, Feb. 17, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.