August 22, 2019

Hollywood Writers Versus Agents

“What’s with all the fussin’ and a-feudin’ between writers and their agents?

Well, it comes down to a dispute between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents over packaging fees. What’s with phrasing a question about Hollywood business practices like you’re auditioning for Li’l Abner?

I was led to believe that affectin’ a conversational style would help keep readers interested. What in tarnation is the Writers Guild of America ?

It’s incredibly annoying and you should stop it forever. The WGA is the labor union that represents screenwriters in their dealings with film studios and television networks.

Is there anything you’d like to disclose to readers at this time?

I have been a member of the Writers Guild of America East, one of the two affiliated unions under the WGA umbrella, since earlier this year. I have no personal or financial stake in the outcome of this battle over packaging fees besides the basic human need for excellent television programming. Is there anything you would like to disclose at this time?”

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