For those who continue to ask why we’re “so upset” about the conflict of interest aspect of the current disagreement between talent agencies and their former clients, the writer-members of the Writers Guild of America.
This could easily be titled Why We Fight.
In a nutshell, from the Writers Guild of America, West:
Agency studios are production companies that are owned or jointly owned by an agency and their parent corporation. Watch the video to learn about their evolution and why, if left unchecked, their existence will increasingly undermine compensation for all talent.