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If a small production company wanted to become WGA sginatory (so that the writer could get into the guild) what would the ramifications be? Are there other financial implications beside the WGA minimum for the writer?
Thanks for any help you can give me. Have I ever said how much I love this board?
Why don't you contact the WGA -- they'll tell you everything you need to know.
I've tried that. They never answer a phone or return an email. Perhaps it's the aftermath of the strike.
Thanks thought :)
The Writers' Guild uses a screen credit system to determine membership, and explains on its website what you need to do to become a Guild member. See details at the link below:
I want to find out what would be required of a company that became a WGA signatory. I know what is required to become a guild memeber as a writer, but I'm curious to know signs the agreement.
Any thoughts on that?
Oops, I got interupted.
I meant to say that I'm curious to know what a company takes on when it signs the WGA agreement.
The signatory company agrees to abide by the MBA, Minimum Basic Agreement for paying writers. The company will use contracts that fulfill the requirements of the WGA, and those contracts are all available for download from their website.
For a company to become a signatory, its authorized representative fills out an application, which the WGA considers. You can get that application at this link:
Don't worry about them. They will contact you when they feel it is to their benefit. Any communication before that and you will get the cold shoulder.
Conduct your work as though they did not exist and they will come to you. After all, you are a benefit to them, not the reverse.
Best of luck,
Interesting....thanks for the post, y'all.
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