Continuing on from part one, we’ll look more closely into the legal and business issues that arise from representation by either a Union or a Guild. Most of the following applies pretty much equally whether the representation is Union or Guild (hence the nomenclature adopted below, Union/Guild.) Hopefully you remember the distinction from the...
*Note: This is the first of a two part article series… Guild or Union? Which is which and is there a difference? It might come as a surprise to some even inside our industry but there is an actual difference and knowing the subtleties involved, could possibly save some embarrassment or miscommunication. At the...
Question: How can I protect my work from being stolen? I’m one of those writers whose work has been stolen. It’s a story for another blog, but one thing is for sure: The feeling of knowing your work was taken without credit or payment can make you feel sick and stupid. Bottom line (as...
No two deals are exactly alike, but all deals are under unprecedented pressures in the current marketplace. When it comes to getting the best payday possible, leading agents and managers agree on some time-tested fundamentals.
New Media Writing Awards and the WGAW Statement on Occupy Wall Street are in this fall WGA update.
WGAW election results, CBS web contract, and videogame writing awards are among the recent news items issued by WGA branches.
WGA's August News includes a call for documentary film nominees and a Great White Way intervention on behalf of a screenwriter who set in motion a successful franchise.
Annual earnings, court decisions, and awards updates are in the June/July WGA News round-up.
If you want to grab an agent or executive's attention, your script doesn’t need to be as good as professionally written scripts … it needs to be BETTER than professionally written scripts.
Be honest with yourself about your project's business model and commercial potential. Just as specific producers work on specific types of material, so do certain agents.