Hollywood is in uncharted territory as writers fire their agents
Scores of Hollywood script writers woke up on Monday morning with no traditional way to find work after making the tough decision over the weekend to fire their agents and stand with the Writers Guild of America.
Writers have begun firing reps whose agencies refuse to agree to the WGA’s new code of conduct demanding that they put an end to the practice of packaging.
The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents have been in a public dispute in recent months over a now-expired 43-year-old agreement. The WGA’s main concern was packaging — in which agents demand fees for bundling talent they represent and bringing them to a studio for film or TV.
After heated negotiations, numerous public back-and-forths and a deadline extensi...
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