The Hollywood Fight That’s Tearing Apart Writers and Agents, Explained – Vulture

The Hollywood Fight That’s Tearing Apart Writers and Agents, Explained – Vulture

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Tina Fey, Shonda Rhimes, and Oliver Stone support the Guild proposal.

A-listers like Tina Fey, Shonda Rhimes, and Oliver Stone are among the WGA members who want a code of conduct for agents. Photo: Getty Images

There is a very big fight happening in Hollywood right now. It’s a standoff built around contract negotiations and entertainment-industry minutiae, but this fight affects every person who writes and creates the TV shows and movies we watch. For the past three months, the labor union representing those writers, the Writers Guild of America, and the people charged with finding them jobs and negotiating their compensation — the agents who comprise the Association of Talent Agents — have been in a standoff to determine the future of their working relationship. In recent days, that standoff has erupted: A decades-old contract between the groups has expired without a new deal on the horizon; the WGA has filed a lawsuit against Hollywood’s biggest agencies, instructing Guild members to fire their agents.

This is a fight about money, of course, though the particulars of who gets that money and why are pretty complicated. So what, exactly, is going on? Here’s everything you need to know.

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April 18, 2019 at 11:16PM

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