WGA Ratifies New Film & TV Contract

May 24, 2017

Ratification of the new three-year WGA film and TV contract has been overwhelmingly approved by members of the WGA East and West, bringing to a close Hollywood’s most contentious contract struggle in a decade. Of the 3,647 valid votes cast there were 3,617 “yes” votes (99.2%) and 30 “no” votes (.8%). […]

SAG-AFTRA Makes Inroads as Video Game Strike Carries On

May 17, 2017

Now in its 207th day, the union’s strike against 11 video game companies has pitted the companies’ desire to maintain a 20-year-old pay structure that includes no forms of residuals against the union’s demand for some type of residuals […]

Studios Snubbed WGA’s Diversity Proposal

May 14, 2017

The union received additional funding for its training program for episodic TV writers, which is geared toward improving the lot of women and minority writers. Under the new deal, CBS, ABC and NBC will now be kicking in a total of $250,000 a year for the program in each of the three years of the contract […]

WGA Contract Ratification Vote to Begin Friday

May 11, 2017

Membership ratification of the new WGA film and TV contract will begin Friday, with online voting scheduled to end May 24. The ratification vote – expected to be receive overwhelming membership approval – sets the stage for a similar deal for […]

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