Plus, FREE COLCOA Tickets, Native Character Do’s and Don’ts
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OCTOBER 1, 2021

Understanding Your Feature Contracts

A screenwriter and Guild contracts counsel share their advice for getting the best deal.

Getting the best overscale terms possible starts with understanding your contractual rights and anticipating common pitfalls with the studios. In a panel discussion earlier this month, writer Allison Schroeder, Senior Contracts Counsel Josh Wiser, and Contracts Counsel Brad Schleder discussed best practices for feature deals, from negotiating your contract to delivery.

Here are nine top takeaways from the event: Read more >>

I’m Writing a Native Character...Now what?

The NAIWC releases a new guide to creating authentic Native characters and Indigenous plot lines.

Though 60% of the Native American population lives in cities, most Native characters are portrayed in the media as living on a reservation or "in the wild." This is one of the many ways the industry gets it wrong when it comes to portraying the diverse and nuanced experiences of Native American people.

The WGAW Native American & Indigenous Writers Committee (NAIWC) produced its new guide, I’m Writing a Native Character…Now what?, to educate all writers on the do’s and don’ts of authentic Native representation. Read more >>

COLCOA Celebrates Audiences’ Return to Theaters

RSVP to attend in-person red carpet premieres and screenings at the world’s largest festival dedicated to French cinema and TV.

WGAW members and a guest are invited to attend the 25th annual COLCOA French Film Festival, “A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood,” which returns to LA on November 1–7. Sponsored by the WGAW in partnership with the DGA; Motion Picture Association; and Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM), COLCOA showcases the latest in French film production and is the largest festival dedicated to French cinema and television in the world. Read more >>

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