On Monday, the Writers Guild of America requested support from its members for “pattern of demands,” the general framework that will direct the union’s stance in future negotiations with the big studios.
The negotiations are scheduled to start on March 20. The present agreement will end on May 1. The union wants to negotiate improved terms for residual payments for streaming shows as well as a higher salary.
The “pattern of demands” also includes addressing “the abuses of mini-rooms,” in which TV seasons are written with fewer writers over a shorter time than has traditionally been the case. The demands also include increasing the applicability of “span protection,” in which writers are compensated for extra time to write an episode.
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Compensation And Residuals
- To address the undervaluation of writing across all television genres, new media, and features, raise the minimum wage considerably.
- Standardize payment and residual conditions for films, whether they are released in theatres or online.
- Deal with the misuse of small rooms
- Throughout the entire pre-production, production, and post-production phases, ensure writers of television programmes receive fair compensation.
- Include all television writers in the expansion of span protections
Adapt MBA requirements to comedic programmes created for new media.
- Raise residuals for markets that are underpaid for reuse
Limit the unpaid usage of extracts
Pension Plan And Health Fund
- Increasing pension and health fund contributions
Professional Standards And Protection In The Employment Of Writers
- Require the weekly payment of compensation and a minimum of two stages for feature contracts if remuneration is below a predetermined threshold.
- Tighten restrictions on options and exclusivity in contracts for television writers
- Control the usage of content created with the help of artificial intelligence or other technologies.
- Implement policies that fight discrimination and harassment and advance wage equity.
- Expand and make changes to all arbitrator lists