Writers Guild of America Dumps Agents Over Contract Battle
Following Friday’s failure to negotiate a new agreement with the Association of Talent Agents, prominent Hollywood writers launched a Twitter campaign over the weekend to publicly post termination letters severing ties with their agencies. The writers’ union has introduced a new code of conduct calling for an end to packaging — a practice that lets agents bundle talent to present to studios or networks — claiming that it limits salaries for mid- and low-level writers.
What’s next for writers? As broadcast TV’s traditional staffing season kicks off, they’ll be fending for themselves to get hired.
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