November 18, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Agreement with Rothman Brecher
Today the WGA signed a negotiated franchise agreement with the Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston Agency.


November 11, 2019
WATCH: The Truth About Agency Studios
Throughout the agency negotiation, writers and the Guild have made it clear that agency-owned production studios are not acceptable.


November 1, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
The latest news in the agency negotiations is that the Guild continues to have productive discussions with several individual agencies.


October 10, 2019
Why Contracts and Invoices Are Important
One of the wonkiest issues in this agency negotiation is our request that agencies automatically send writers' contracts and invoices to the Guild. Why is this issue so important?


October 4, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
Some of you have asked about the WGA’s recent contact with agencies.


September 20, 2019
Message from David A. Goodman
I want to thank all of you for your participation in our election. As you may have already heard, turnout was the highest it’s ever been, more than doubling the record set last year.


September 13, 2019
Connecting with Managers and Franchised Agents
We have two new ways for you to connect with a franchised agent or manager that we want to share with you today.


August 19, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Federal Lawsuits
There is a new development in our campaign to end conflicted agency practices.


August 16, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
Thank you to all who were able to attend last week’s membership meetings. Several important questions and themes emerged that warrant sharing with the entire membership.


July 26, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
See the updates below for the latest on the Agency Campaign.


July 25, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Agreement with Buchwald
Today the WGA and Buchwald signed a negotiated franchise agreement that allows the agency to represent members for covered writing services.


July 25, 2019
Launch of WGA Staffing & Development Platform
Today the WGA is launching our Staffing & Development Platform, which provides valuable new tools to help connect writers with job opportunities in features and TV development.


July 24, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Agreement with Culture Creative Entertainment
Culture Creative Entertainment, a new agency started by Paul Weitzman, Brad Rosenfeld, and Karen Kirkland, has signed an agreement with the WGA and therefore joins the franchised agency list.


July 22, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Agreement with Kaplan Stahler
Today the WGA and Kaplan Stahler Agency signed a negotiated franchise agreement that bans packaging fees and agency-affiliated production companies.


July 16, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
See the updates below for the latest on the Agency Campaign.


July 3, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
Here’s a pre-holiday weekend update.


July 2, 2019
PODs Tell Their Stories: Problems with Agency Packaging
We continue to learn more about the conflicted practice of agency packaging fees.


June 28, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
For 15 months, the WGA consistently told the ATA and major agencies what writers must have: proper fiduciary representation.


June 27, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
We want to update you on a few recent developments.


June 25, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
We wanted to update you on a few things.


June 21, 2019
Staffing Submission System and TV Development Memo Update
Going forward, all Current, Post-Current, and Associate members will be able to make three submissions each month to series that are open for staffing in the Staffing Submission System.


June 19, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
Please watch the video below, which explains the WGA’s position on the ATA’s recent proposal and the next steps in the campaign.


June 13, 2019
Indie Film Resources for Guild Members
ICYMI: Last month the Guild hosted an independent film panel called “Getting Creative about Getting Your Film Made.”


June 7, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
This morning the Negotiating Committee received proposals from the ATA.


June 5, 2019
Key Terms for Development Season Deals
As we head into network development season, the Guild has prepared information on key pilot deal terms for Guild members and their representatives for reference when making deals.


June 4, 2019
California Legislators Support Writers
Our campaign to eliminate agency conflicts of interest has received a major boost of support from several key state legislators.


May 31, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
The Guild has received reports that some non-franchised agencies are trying to commission or take packages on deals negotiated after April 12, 2019.


May 30, 2019
Agency Campaign Update: Optics
The WGA is involved in a serious struggle to correct conflicts of interest on the part of agencies.


May 29, 2019
Agency Campaign Update
Just to keep you up to date, yesterday afternoon the agencies cancelled the meeting that was scheduled for today.


May 28, 2019
WGA Launches Weekly TV Development Memo
As TV development season begins, the WGA will be launching new resources to help writers connect with partners to develop and sell new series.


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.