Lately, the tide of battle in the WGA’s war on packaging fees and other violations of fiduciary duty by large talent agencies has been turning our (yes, “our,” as in “The writers’) way. Most recent case in point:
Judge Allows Writers Guild to Seek an Injunction Over Packaging Fees
by Eriq Gardner
The Writers Guild of America is on a roll in its war over the packaging fees that talent agencies collect for lining up most of the talent in a television series. Having recently scored agreements with UTA and ICM that include a stipulation to end packaging fee practices by 2022, the WGA convinced a California federal judge on Wednesday to allow it to proceed with legal claims against CAA and WME. What’s more, the guild will be able to pursue injunctive relief.