Is the Writers Guild of America’s Standoff With Agencies Starting to Thaw?

Smaller agencies and the Writers Guild are becoming more flexible, but the biggest sticking point will still be settled in the courtroom

Has the logjam between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood agencies finally been broken?

While two smaller agencies, Abrams and Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston (RBEL), have signed the Writers Guild of America’s Code of Conduct in the last two weeks, the months-long standoff between the guild and agencies shows little sign of real progress — especially with the top four agencies who had represented roughly 90% of guild members.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com