Plus, animation writers have been paying the price for studio greed. The AWOC wants to change that.
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OCTOBER 3, 2022

God Bless the Damned: A Reacquisition Success Story

Arbitration win for screenwriter on original, unproduced script paves the way for more similar rulings.

The Guild recently won an important arbitration case concerning a feature film writer’s right to reacquire (i.e., buy back) an original, unproduced script. Not only is the award a win for the screenwriter, but the ruling is helpful to all screenwriters seeking to reacquire an unproduced script by clarifying that certain actions by the company simply aren’t enough to put a script in “active development” in order to avoid the reacquisition process. Read more >>

Animation Writers Have Been Paying the Price for Studio Greed

The Animation Writers Organizing Committee wants to change that.

Under a WGA deal, a staff writer on an animated series will make between $4,546 and $5,302 a week, and a writer-producer will make between $7,412 and $9,888. A theatrical screenplay for an animated feature will net a fee between $54,561 and $111,694, and a credited animation writer can expect the same residuals they’d make on a live-action project. Read more >>

Comedy Saves Democracy

WGAW PAC event successfully raises funds for PAC-endorsed candidates.

WGAW members gathered at the home of WGAW President Meredith Stiehm earlier this month for “Comedy Saves Democracy,” the first in-person Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraising event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event raised money for the PAC’s endorsed candidates: both House and Senate candidates and incumbents, with a special local endorsement for Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor. Read more >>

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