Separated Rights is one of the most important, and perhaps least understood, areas of the WGA Basic Agreement. Due to the importance of Separated Rights, it is imperative that writers know and understand what these rights are and how they are obtained.

The purpose of this guide is to provide writers with a clear, concise, and easy to understand explanation of Separated Rights. This guide is not a substitute for the Basic Agreement or the applicable Credits Manuals.

The WGA can provide guidance in this area. As these are complex provisions, however, please consult your own attorney or representative regarding Separated Rights and related issues.

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