View Full Version : The WGA Thing And Pending Sales...

05-05-2004, 10:39 PM
Okay, so if a pitch/sale of a script was pending and the script was written by a non-Guild writer - how would a possible strike effect and or what are the implications for...

1. The possible sale?
2. The non-Guild screenwriter?
3. The possible sale if the strike occurred?
4. The sale if the strike occurred?

05-06-2004, 09:30 AM
It can only affect you if the buyer was a Guild signatory.

05-06-2004, 12:01 PM
Thanks, Limama.

And if they are - it's a "no go?"

05-06-2004, 03:58 PM
Yup. My understanding is a WGA Sig cannot buy during a strike. Now, they could buy from a non sig writer....but that would kill the writer's chances from ever getting into the guild.


05-11-2004, 10:47 AM
If they really want it, they can cut you a check one day before the strike. Be it an option or a sale. Otherwise, you'll have to wait till the strike is over.

05-11-2004, 04:02 PM
My inside source says NO STRIKE but there may not be an agreement for months.

Mike Samonek
05-11-2004, 05:54 PM
There won't be a WGA strike in 2004.

06-02-2004, 03:02 PM
Final offer? Any insiders have the scoop?