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OCTOBER 25, 2022

Fight Against Media Consolidation: Share Your Story

If your project has been cut by a media merger, the WGAW wants to hear from you.

Leading up to the completion of the Discovery and WarnerMedia merger in April of this year, the company publicly announced that the new entity would “be able to invest in more original content,” “increase investment and capabilities in original content and programming,” and “create more opportunities for under-represented [sic] storytellers and independent creators…” These are typical pre-merger corporate promises. Read more >>

Take the Hollywood Commission Entertainment Survey

The survey closes November 27.

The Hollywood Commission recently launched its second Entertainment Survey, aimed at giving a voice to entertainment industry workers while providing the community with crucial insight surrounding the progress made in the past five years toward meaningful systemic change. The survey is now live at Hollywood Entertainment Survey. Read more >>

DOJ Challenges Corporate Merger Based on Harms to Authors

Here’s what this rare case could mean for writers in the entertainment industry.

In August, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)’s attempt to block the acquisition of Simon & Schuster (S&S) by Penguin Random House (PRH), on grounds that it violates antitrust law, went to trial and a decision is expected in the coming months. The results will have a profound impact on how the federal government can pursue mergers and the all-too-powerful employers in our industry. Read more >>

Reminder: Protect Your myWGA Credentials

Don’t fall prey to scams or security threats from third parties.

Members should be on the lookout for any spamming or phishing scams asking to share your credentials. If a third-party site asks you to verify your status as a WGAW member using your myWGA credentials, please note that the WGAW does not have any such agreements with third parties and advises against sharing your account information with anyone. Doing so compromises your account security and the personal information contained in it. Read more >>

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