A Company intending to employ, option or purchase literary material must be signatory prior to entering into an agreement with a Writer. In order to obtain signatory status, a company must complete the following steps:
Click below to download the signatory application:
Contact the Signatories Department to request a signatory application.
· Department Telephone: (323) 782-4514
· Department Fax: (323) 782-4807
· Department Email: Signatories
Complete and sign the application then submit it with a draft of the writer's contract using this secure transfer link:
Mail it to:
Writers Guild of America, West, Inc.
7000 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Signatories Department will review the application to determine if additional information and/or documents are needed (which may include various financial assurances). The Guild’s acceptance of your Company as a signatory may depend upon your properly executing all signatory documents.
If your company is not deemed an appropriate signatory, you will be notified. If the Guild accepts your Company as a signatory, you will be mailed a countersigned Letter of Adherence.
The Producer-WGA Pension and Health Plans will separately determine your Company’s status to the Trust Agreements.
ELECTRONIC/DIGITAL SIGNATURES ARE DISCOURAGED