Magazine article Variety

Guild Focuses on Organizing

Magazine article Variety

Guild Focuses on Organizing

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Seven years after a bitter writers strike over new media, the Writers Guild of America reached a historic deal last spring with minimum terms covering "high-budget new media made for subscription video-on-demand" - such as Netflix.

The successor deal, which runs into 2017, also modified the option and exclusivity requirements for TV writers amid seasons that have become shorter than the traditional 22 episodes.

"It's a remarkable time in TV," says WGA West prexy Chris Keyser. "It really is a world of expanding opportunités and that is obviously good for writers. The companies are making a lot of profits, so we're trying to be cautiously optimistic as we get ready for the next talks."

Keyser acknowledges that feature film writing continues to slide as major studios make fewer movies. The WGA West's 2014 report to members showed a decline of 24% between 2009 and 2013. …

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