Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Jonathan Handel on April 5, 2019.
The Writers Guild of America is expected to release a list of about 40 talent agencies that have signed on to the guild’s new “Code of Conduct,” according to a private email sent Friday from a senior guild executive and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
The email did not provide any additional details such as the sizes of the agencies or whether any were members of the Association of Talent Agents. Earlier press reports had put the number of new signatories at about two dozen, including one ATA member.
There are currently over 150 signatories to the existing, 43 year old agreement between the WGA and ATA, which terminates at midnight Saturday night. THR is reaching out to the WGA West and ATA for comment.
At that point, the existing agreement will be replaced by a WGA-imposed “Code of Conduct” barring packaging fees and affiliate production unless the two sides reach an agreement before then. …