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  • CAA reached deal with WGA

    Breaking now on Deadline.

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    Beat me to it!

    This f*cking huge! Great job, WGA.

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    • #3
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      My takeaway is that people are inherently terrible at predicting outcomes. For anything.

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      • #4
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        Exactly, though this definitely comes as a surprise. I thought for sure CAA and WME were getting out of the literary rep business. Maybe WME still is, but who knows at this point.

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          https://deadline.com/2020/09/caa-in-...ga-1234576395/

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            They had a choice. Not be in the writer business or be in the writer business. I imagine they ran the numbers and a deal with the WGA was better for the bottom line. Purely a business decision. Glad it happened, but those writers who left and signed elsewhere, like Verve? I'll bet the majority don't come back.

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            • #7
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              Wow.

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              • #8
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                Did anyone read the article and the news -- sounds like CAA went full "orange man" and just said they had a deal before the WGA agreed to anything. From what I've seen it's just PR push...

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                • #9
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                  yeah, you're right.

                  https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...packaging-fees

                  Looks like CAA announced the deal, but all the deal points haven't been completely ironed out. I wonder if it's an attempt to get their clients to come running back? I can't think of another reason WHY they would say they had a deal when it hasn't been finalized?

                  Thoughts? Speculations? Rumors?
                  "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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                    Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
                    Looks like CAA announced the deal, but all the deal points haven't been completely ironed out. I wonder if it's an attempt to get their clients to come running back? I can't think of another reason WHY they would say they had a deal when it hasn't been finalized?

                    Thoughts? Speculations? Rumors?
                    I mean, they've had several high-profile defections from their lit department off to become managers, so the writing is kind of on the wall about how that's going to keep going if nothing changes. Without knowing more, it feels like negotiating in public but from a position of weakness not strength. None of the writers I follow on twitter seemed impressed and most found it pretty laughable, especially coming from CAA. Maybe they have some bigger plan or strategy that this is an opening gambit in but what's their plan B if the guild just says "thanks but no thanks."

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