How much less are screenwriters getting paid compared to what they used to? 

Jun 8, 2023
The Writers Guild of America has gone on strike over various issues, including pay, which has declined over the past decade.
Writers hold signs while picketing in front of Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California back in May. If the strike lasts for three months, it could cost California's economy $3 billion, based on estimates from the Writers Guild of America.
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Writers strike means this costume coordinator's job has to wrap, for now

May 25, 2023
"It is eerily similar to a regular production wrap," says Kenya Morgan. "Only, as I coined it last week, this is the rehearsal wrap."
Kenya Morgan worked as a costume coordinator on "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
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Businesses that serve TV and film productions brace for effects of the writers strike

May 3, 2023
If it's anything like the last writers strike, it could halt production for 100 days.
Writers have been on strike for over twenty days. Streaming and AI big topics of contention between writers and major studios.
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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.