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Old 06-27-2019, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default WGA Offers a One Year Respite?

how can they do this when there are agencies that have already signed the CoC? what kind of message does this send? great, seal the deal for the endeavor IPO.

disappointing.

https://deadline.com/2019/06/writers...ht-1202639267/
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:20 AM   #2
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The sunset clause itself doesn't seem unreasonable - I imagine it is intended to give the agencies time to restructure to meet demands. More worrisome would be the "contract not code of conduct" part that can be dissolved with 90 days notice. Seems to me that might allow the agencies to do whatever they need to negate the WGA's leverage and then renege.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:50 AM   #3
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This seems like a gambit on the WGA's part to offer an olive branch to the ATA, which they most likely believe will be rejected. And then they get to say, "See, we tried to negotiate and make concessions!" It's basically a PR move.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:37 AM   #4
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This seems like a gambit on the WGA's part to offer an olive branch to the ATA, which they most likely believe will be rejected. And then they get to say, "See, we tried to negotiate and make concessions!" It's basically a PR move.
that's my read. also, it does give some incentive for the Paradigm mid-tier houses to get on board before development season starts in earnest, even if only for one more year
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:27 PM   #5
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John August has moved on to Verve (had been UTA for 20+ years)

https://twitter.com/johnaugust/statu...54149763850241
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:51 PM   #6
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legally, this feels like a *much* bigger deal than it might first read. basically, if you believe the excerpts from the quoted emails and letters, the WGA is saying it has the receipts for collusion between the various ATA members. which as that term is understood in the context of antitrust law, is super no bueno

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