Digital/New Media includes all writing of audio-visual production intended for the Internet, mobile devices, evolving technological devices such as the iPad, or any other platform thought of as “new media” by the industry as of the start of the 2008 MBA.
Figuring out how to perform writing services for a New Media project under a WGA contract is simple and easy. For a quick overview of how to cover your writing services in New Media, take a look at the easy-to-use Checklist for New Media Projects.
For information on New Media compensation, please refer to the Schedule of Minimums.
GUIDE TO NEW MEDIA
This is a basic guide to the terms and conditions for hiring writers on new media projects under the 2014 Writers Guild of America Theatrical and Television Basic Agreement (“MBA”). Because the guide is intended for both writers and employers, we have avoided using the legal language of the MBA, and no attempt has been made to restate every contractual detail. If there is any inconsistency between this guide and the provisions of the MBA, the MBA will, of course, prevail
NEW MEDIA CREDITS PROCEDURES GUIDE
This is a ready reference for writers and staff members who propose writing credits, prepare and submit NTWC to the Guild for Guild signatory production companies, and gather materials for credit arbitrations on New Media projects.
SIDELETTER ON LITERARY MATERIAL WRITTEN FOR PROGRAMS MADE FOR NEW MEDIA
This Sideletter confirms the understanding of the WGA and the Companies concerning the application of the MBA to literary material written for exhibition on the Internet, mobile devices or any other new media platform.
NEW MEDIA CONTACTS
Shelagh Wagener, New Media Field Representative/Organizer