The WGA is on the brink of ushering in a sea change in Hollywood
The already clamorous dispute between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood’s top talent agencies took a turn for the litigious last week when the WGA and eight of its writer members filed a lawsuit against the top four agencies: CAA, WME, UTA and ICM Partners.
The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents have been at an impasse for months over a 43-year-old agreement dictating how writers and their agents do business. At the crux of the dispute is the escalating practice of agencies packaging projects, bringing together multiple members of the creative team (more on that later), and the fees agencies collect from doing this.
The failure of talks April 12 prompted thousands of guild members to fire their agents, a move that could...
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