Unity was the topic tonight, as more than 500 writers gathered at Beverly Hilton for up-to-date information about the upcoming WGA solving with the Talent Agents Association.
"The guild is always united," says a writer leaving the packed international ballroom. "Absolutely united," another said, pumping his fist.
The meeting follows the newest parties that each country threw in the other since today's talks, with ATA accusing the guild, that it threatens to shed our "industry in chaos" and WGA that "Earlier today, WGA publishes a video on YouTube about packaging, saying that" Hollywood talent agencies have a business model that has many conflicts of interest. they do the best for them, even if they are not the best for their clients. The situation is bad and is getting worse
So far, no progress has been made on the two key issues. to wrap TVs and agency links to related manufacturing companies WGA members will begin voting on Wednesday for a new Code of Conduct for the Agency that will ban both practices and if no deal is reached the Guild may order its members to shoot with their agents. Nearly 800 members – including some of the leading authors and showers – have already signed a promise to fire their agents who refuse to sign the code.
Earlier today, WGA said it was ready for this opportunity by publishing details of its plan. an action that includes a filing system that will bypass agents and allow the showers to hire their colleagues during the current staffing season. The Guild says it also "temporarily" replaces writers and lawyers to serve as their agents if WGA and ATA fail to reach an agreement.
On Monday, however, the AMPTP leadership rejected the Guild's request that the studio and the Networks participate in what the AMPTP calls a "group boycott" of talent agencies that refuse to sign the new Code of Conduct for the Agency. In this way, ABMPP said, studies will be exposed to "a significant risk of responsibility for antitrust violations".