Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on November 20, 2020.
The WGA West has placed producers Randall Emmett and George Furla and two of the companies they founded on the guild’s Strike/Unfair List “for their failure to comply with an arbitration award” of more than $477,000. The guild says the move comes after their failure to adequately compensate four writers for the work they did on the TV series Pump. Their two companies placed on the Unfair List are Emmett Furia Oasis Films LLC (EFO) and Pumped LLC.
“On September 10, 2020, the arbitrator ordered EFO and Pumped to pay a total of $477,581.34, representing compensation, pension & health contributions and interest due to four writers on the television series Pump,” the guild said. “To date, the writers have not been paid and interest continues to accrue.”
Deadline has reached out to Emmett’s rep for comment but has not heard back.
The guild noted that its working rules “prohibit members from working for or selling literary material to companies or individuals who are on the Strike/Unfair List.” The two companies are signatory to the guild’s film and TV contract contract. …