Checklist For New Media Projects

Whether you are a writer working for a Company or you own your own company that plans to produce new media projects, here’s a list of things that need to happen to ensure that your project will be covered and in compliance with the MBA.

Check the signatory status of the company employing or purchasing literary material from the writer(s).

If the employer is not signatory, it should contact the WGA Signatories Department and complete a signatory application.

Check the compensation on pages 5–6 of this guide to assure compliance with MBA minimums.

Submit all writer employment or purchase agreements to the WGA Contracts Department.

Make Pension Plan and Health Fund contributions for writers employed on new media projects. For more information and contribution forms, visit www.wgaplans.org.

After principal photography concludes, submit a Notice of Tentative Writing Credits to the WGA Credits Department.