WGA, CAA Reach a Deal that Will Bring Writers Back into the Agency Fold

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Mike Fleming Jr on December 16, 2020.

Deadline hears that the WGA and CAA have reached an agreement that will bring writers back into the agency fold.

We’ve just gotten confirmation from the agency, that it has found common ground with WGA, ending a long stalemate.

“CAA and the WGA have concluded and signed a franchise agreement confirming CAA can resume representing writers and continue the important work of helping them realize their ambitions. We end this year of unprecedented global challenges with the optimism and energy that today’s news brings, starting now, and for the years ahead.”

This ends a protracted, ugly stalemate over packaging and affiliated production company ownership that prompted the WGA to demand that its membership fire their agents. Such a development was expected to happen sometime this fall. …

Deadline Hollywood 12/16

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