Writers guild sues talent agencies in heated Hollywood fight

Writers guild sues talent agencies in heated Hollywood fight

The Writers Guild of America is claiming in a lawsuit that Tinseltown’s most powerful agencies have profited on the backs of the writers through the use of so-called packaging fees. The packaging fees are connected to the agent’s involvement in developing a TV show or film. The guild claims the deals violate federal laws and that its writers were ’deprived of loyal, conflict-free representation’.

Joel Barthel
Joel Barthel 1 year

David Zucker: "Milestone day today. I was instructed by the Writers Guild to fire my agent after 32 years. Sad. Now there’s no one to not return my phone calls." https://twitter.com/TheDavidZucker/status/1117146391078301697

Jason Culligan
Jason Culligan 1 year

Here's a novel idea: write something that's worth watching and you might earn more money.

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

Why do they care aren't they mostly socialist anyway? So what's the point in fighting over money?

Got Truth
Got Truth 1 year

Hellywood can burn to the ground and it would be a great day for humanity.

Darren Brown
Darren Brown 1 year

I guess the best way to represent your workers is to tell them to fire your employers because they found a creative way to make more money?

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