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5 Lessons That Negotiators Learned From Hollywood’s Writers-Agents Feud

During the standoff, the WGA moved to hold talks with individual agencies ('we stuck to our guns') while talent firms looked to 'adapt' as the pandemic took a financial toll

The Ringer, Gimlet Media Ratify First Collective Bargaining Agreements With Spotify

The agreement provides minimum salaries, sets restrictions on the use of outside contractors in bargaining unit positions and provides a minimum 2 percent annual raise for covered employees.

Class Action Claims “Sweetheart” Deal Between Writers Guild, Viacom Over Streaming

Former 'Key & Peele' showrunner Jay Martel is leading a suit that alleges the WGA has breached its duty of fair representation with respect to royalties owed comedy writers like those who work on…

Writers Guild West Criticizes “Blatant Omission” of Older People in Academy Diversity Rules

A few weeks after the Academy unveiled its new inclusion requirements for the Oscars, the Writers Guild of America West is calling out the "blatant omission" of standards for hiring older creatives…

Writers Guild East and NBC News Reach Agreement on New Nonfiction Unit

The NBC and WGA East have laid down their swords over the shuttering of Peacock Productions earlier this year and the guild's subsequent claims of union-busting.

WGA West Tells Members “Do Not Sign” COVID-19 Liability Waivers

The Writers Guild of America West is making its position clear on COVID-19 liability waivers.

ICM Signs Deal With Writers Guild in Next Major Agency Breakthrough

As the Writers Guild of America aims to make gains in new franchise agreements amid its year-long standoff with the major agencies, ICM Partners is the latest firm to agree to a deal.

Michael Franklin, Former WGA West and DGA Executive Director, Dies at 96

Michael Franklin, who represented directors and writers as executive director of the DGA and WGA West, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 96.

As UTA Breaks Ranks, What’s Next for Writers Guild and Agencies?

Perseverance, member solidarity and a major assist from the coronavirus-fueled recession brought the Writers Guild of America a victory on July 15 in its battle with the major talent agencies…

UTA Reaches Deal With Writers Guild

UTA, the industry's third largest talent agency, has signed a franchise agreement with the Writers Guild of America, marking a startling victory for the WGA that may presage an end to the ongoing…

Writers Guild Reveals Studio Deal Details, Says Pandemic Limited Leverage

The Writers Guild of America emailed its members Wednesday, disclosing details of the new three-year TV/theatrical deal reached Tuesday night with the major studios and conceding that the coronavirus…

Writers Guild, Studios Reach New Deal

The Writers Guild of America and the major studios reached a deal Tuesday night on a new three year agreement, the parties announced, just hours before the existing contract was set to expire.