Hollywood Writers Fire Agents En Masse
In a sharp escalation of the entertainment industry war between writers and agents, the Writers Guild of America says 92 percent of its members who backed a new code of conduct for talent agencies have dismissed their representatives. Last month, thousands of WGA members voted to approve the code, which condemns so-called packaging fees, while just this week the organization sued Hollywood’s four largest talent agencies.
Will the show go on? The power struggle threatens to throw the industry into chaos, especially since neither side seems willing to back down.
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