WGAW on the Danger of Talent Agencies Owning studios and Production Companies

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.

Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.