Working Overtime?
Reality and Game Show Writers Often Eligible for Overtime Pay

Production companies should start treating reality and game show writers with the same respect other writers receive in the industry and provide them with industry standard benefits like health care, or the companies should pay the writers what they are owed under the California Labor Code.

HAVE YOU WORKED EXCESSIVE HOURS ON A REALITY TV OR
GAME SHOW IN THE PAST THREE YEARS?
While tight production schedules with long hours and few breaks are often the norm in the industry, practices that lead to unpaid overtime may be in violation of California wage and hour law. If you have worked excessive hours on a reality TV or game show in the past three years, it is likely you are eligible to file claims for unpaid overtime and meal period premiums at any production company you've worked for in the past 3 years. For FAQ and more read FAQ and more.

STUDY SHOWS WIDESPREAD WAGE AND HOUR VIOLATIONS IN REALITY TV
WGAW Study shows widespread wage and hour violations in reality TV. Read the study… read more.

    

SUPERVISING STORY PRODUCER WINS OVERTIME PAY
On October 11, 2007, the California DLSE issued a significant decision that is encouraging to other writers who have filed claims or writers who may be considering filing claims. read more.