May 16, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Agreement with Verve
Today the WGA and Verve reached a negotiated franchise agreement with a three-year term. Therefore, effective immediately, Verve joins the list of agencies that can represent members for writing services.


May 15, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Video on Issues Affecting Screenwriters and L.A. Wed. Get-Together Reminder
In this video, WGAW Board and Agency Negotiating Committee members Michele Mulroney and John August talk about issues affecting screenwriters, as well as how to best make use of Guild resources.


May 13, 2019
Getting Started with the Start Button
Over the past months, the WGA has rolled out several new tools to help members better represent themselves without agents.


May 1, 2019
A Message from WGA Agency Negotiating Committee Co-Chair Chris Keyser
In the first of a series of videos about the agency campaign, Chris Keyser talks about where we are, how we got here and where we’re headed.


April 30, 2019
Information to Support the Best Possible Staffing Season Deals
With a unique staffing season underway, the Guild is working to provide members and their representatives with as much information and support in finding work and negotiating contracts.


April 26, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
We want to give you an update as to where things stand, and we will be doing this on a regular basis.


April 26, 2019
Staffing Submission System Update
In its first month in operation, the Staffing Submission System has delivered thousands of writers' samples directly to showrunners who are looking to hire.


April 22, 2019
Agency Termination Update
As of April 12, the WGA’s records showed 8,800 current members with an agent.


April 19, 2019
A Must-Read For The Weekend
The ATA’s response to writers’ concerns is simply insane


April 19, 2019
WGA Launches Weekly Feature Memo
We are happy to announce the launch of the WGA’s Weekly Feature Memo.


April 18, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
First: thank you. As writers it has been a stressful week for many of us.


April 17, 2019
WGA Lawsuit About Illegal Packaging Fees
Today the WGA filed suit in California state court against the four largest packaging agencies: WME, CAA, UTA, and ICM.


April 16, 2019
Update on Managers and Attorneys
The trades, citing “attorneys” who prefer to remain anonymous, have announced that writers “better think again” if they expect attorneys and managers to represent them during the agency campaign.


April 15, 2019
A Message From WGAW President David A. Goodman
Over the weekend, it’s been remarkable to see members taking to social media to share their support for the WGA as we rolled out the Agency Code of Conduct.


April 12, 2019
WGA Agency Code of Conduct Implementation
Last Saturday, at the agencies’ request, the Guild gave them six days beyond AMBA expiration to provide us with a fair offer.


April 6, 2019
Important Update on Agency Code of Conduct
On March 31st – and by a vote of 95.3% – you authorized the WGAW Board and WGAE Council to impose an Agency Code of Conduct, if and when appropriate, after expiration of the AMBA at midnight on April 6th.


April 3, 2019
Agency Agreement Update
The WGA has not heard from the ATA since we gave them a comprehensive new proposal last week, although we’ve had communication with significant individual agencies.


April 1, 2019
Script Submission System
Our Staffing Submission System has gone live.


March 31, 2019
WGA Agency Code of Conduct Vote Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in the vote on the WGA Agency Code of Conduct resolution, which concluded this morning.


March 29, 2019
A Message from Lee Daniels
It’s imperative we use our voice to vote YES and stand in solidarity to approve the Code of Conduct.


March 27, 2019
Vote Now on WGA Agency Code of Conduct
Eligible WGAW members in good standing* may vote online beginning at 9:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 27.


March 27, 2019
A Message from JJ Abrams
Last week I missed my opportunity to sign the Showrunners and Screenwriters Statement of Support. But I’m not going to miss my chance to vote.


March 26, 2019
What Happens After April 6?
While we continue to work toward a negotiated agreement with the Association of Talent Agents prior to the expiration date of the agency agreement we must simultaneously continue with contingency planning.


March 23, 2019
Showrunners and Screenwriters Statement of Support
Over 770 showrunners, prominent screenwriters and writer-directors have signed the following Statement of Support.


March 20, 2019
Managers and Attorneys Authorization to Represent WGA Members
While we are working toward a swift and equitable resolution of our differences with the agencies, we must still plan for other contingencies.


March 18, 2019
WGA Agency Code of Conduct Vote and Membership Meetings – RSVP Now
The WGA-Agency Agreement Negotiating Committee, WGAW Board of Directors and WGAE Council have unanimously requested membership approval of the following resolution.


March 18, 2019
Agencies For Sale
In recent years, WME and CAA have transformed from partner-owned talent agencies into businesses that are majority-owned by private equity funds and other outside investors.


March 14, 2019
David A. Goodman Statement on WGA-ATA Negotiations
Today the WGA met with the ATA and gave a comprehensive counterproposal in contract language.


March 12, 2019
Read WGA’s New Report on Talent Agencies – No Conflict, No Interest
Today the WGA released a new report, No Conflict, No Interest, that exposes how the major talent agencies put their interests ahead of their clients.


March 10, 2019
A Message from Chris Keyser, Negotiating Committee Co-Chair
My fellow members of the Negotiating Committee and I have spent a lot of time in the past few weeks talking to as many of you as we can – hearing your stories and answering your questions.


March 8, 2019
Members Tell Their Stories: Problems with Agency Packaging, Part 2
We’ve heard agents are still asking their writer clients, “How has agency packaging ever hurt you?"


March 7, 2019
A Message from David Shore, Negotiating Committee Co-Chair
The Association of Talent Agents tells us that eliminating packaging fees won’t result in more money going to writers.


March 4, 2019
Important Update on Agency Agreement
We are at an important moment in our campaign to ensure that our agencies work for writers’ best interests.


March 3, 2019
Why Agencies Must Change and Scriptnotes Podcast
We’re now in the thick of the campaign for a new agency agreement.


February 25, 2019
Members Tell Their Stories: Problems with Agency Packaging and Producing
We've heard agents are asking their writer clients, "How has agency packaging and producing ever hurt you?"


February 23, 2019
FAQ About New WGA-Agency Agreement
Here is an FAQ about the WGA’s campaign to renegotiate our franchise agreement with the talent agencies.


February 21, 2019
Important Agency Negotiations Update
Today the WGA is sending all currently franchised talent agencies an invitation to apply to sign the Code of Conduct, which will go into effect after the April 6 expiration of the current 1976 AMBA.


February 20, 2019
David A. Goodman Speech on Agency Agreement
The WGA is renegotiating our franchise agreement with the talent agencies, which is critically important for all writers.


April 6, 2018
Termination of Talent Agency Agreement
After months of member outreach, the WGAW Board and WGAE Council have voted unanimously to reopen the Guilds’ 42-year-old agency agreement.