The Committee on the Professional Status of Writers Theatrical is provided for in the WGA Basic Agreement. It is comprised of Theatrical Writers (WGAW Board/WGAE Council appointed) and Company CEOs. Its mission is to discuss and study issues relating to the professional status of writers, including making appropriate recommendations of solutions to problems. By way of example, the Committee may discuss such matters as "pre-writes", sweepstakes pitching, free rewrites, and late pay. The Committee meets approximately 3 times per year.
Chair: Paul Haggis
Vice-Chairs: Billy Ray & Howard A. Rodman
Writer Members of the Committee:
Shari Springer Berman
Aline Brosh McKenna
Bruce Joel Rubin
Staff Liaison: Lise Anderson, Assistant Executive Director