Writers Guild Agency Agreement
With respect to the issue of agency involvement in film financing, we want to understand the WGA`s concerns in this important area for all of our clients, our company and the industry in this important area, and what the WGA process is in terms of securing funding for films with a budget of more than $50 million. Over the past five years, CAA has secured funding and established critical partnerships for more than 300 filmed projects to ensure they are produced, distributed and marketed. As a result, countless authorship work has been produced and thousands of jobs have been created. We want to ensure that any future process does not lead to missed opportunities for WGA members and the industry as a whole. But to be clear, to speed up this agreement, we accept its current wording on film financing and we will work with the guild to find out what is best to continue making such films. Paradigm said the deal makes it the first major talent agency to handle TV packaging to sign a new franchise agreement with the WGA. This was announced by Paradigm President and CEO Sam Gores. Please note that WGAW may provide business advice and suggestions, but it cannot provide legal advice during negotiations. Please contact your own lawyer to inquire about the negotiations on this agreement and the legal effect of these documents. What Works Are Covered An agent may present only a client`s new work, all of the client`s work, or only any work the client writes over a period of time. (To be clear, the representative`s rights to represent the work are generally granted permanently or until the relationship is terminated under the contract or by mutual agreement of the representative and the author.) However, it is not certain that this will result in a corresponding increase in the size of the WGA.
The agency campaign does not seem to have brought the guild closer to this nirvana. Even then, the WGA`s renowned efforts are not supported by its division into two independent unions, West and East, the latter focusing more on the organization of digital information stores (and rather successfully) than on Hollywood stores. Recommendations If the Agency does not provide a written agency agreement to the author, it is best to request one to ensure that all conditions are understood and agreed upon. If the Agency does not submit a contract and insists on relying on an agency clause, the author should request, before the Agency remains, to review and approve the clause used by that agency in the contracts it has negotiated. It is best to do so by e-mail so that you have a written record and confirm that you agree to the terms, so that there is a legally binding agreement.