Turning the Entertainment
Industry on Its Head
In 2019, the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) — a labor union consisting of over 20,000 writers for television shows, movies, documentaries, and more — encouraged their writers to drop their agent representation if their agents did not agree to sign the WGA’s Code of Conduct.
WGA’s code of conduct protected the guild’s writers around the industry’s unfair practices, especially regarding “packaging” fees and deals driven by agency affiliations with production companies. Throughout the years, agencies became more concerned about receiving their fees than representing their writers to their best interests.
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