TV writers set to get more royalties from streaming services

Jul 6, 2020
A tentative new Writers Guild contract deals with the thorny issue of residuals from streamed content.
David A. Goodman, president of the Writers Guild of America West, speaks during the organization's 2020 awards presentation.
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As writers fire their agents, can small agencies benefit?

Apr 15, 2019
When it comes to pursuing newly unrepresented talent, small agencies don't have much to lose.
WGA West President David Goodman speaks during the 2019 Writers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 17 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Writers and Hollywood studios wrangle to avoid a strike

Apr 18, 2017
Negotiations continue between the Writers Guild of America and TV and movie producers as the May 1 expiration date of the writers’ contract looms. Writers have struggled with changes in content production and distribution.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.