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%). […]

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 […]

Hollywood Guilds Flex Their Muscle

May 9, 2017

“The [WGA] agreement underscored the leverage that unions still possess in the film and TV industries and highlighted a new wave of labor unrest,” writes David Ng in The Los Angeles Times. “SAG-AFTRA is set to begin its own contract negotiations this month, with talks expected to focus on such issues as […]

WGA Leaders on Both Coasts Approve New Contract

May 5, 2017

The WGA’s new film and TV contract was approved tonight in Los Angeles by the board of the WGA West and in New York by the council of the WGA East. It now goes to the guilds’ members for final ratification, which is all but guaranteed. […]

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