Why the WGA-ATA Showdown Matters

by Larry Brody

Here’s the latest official news on the WGA-ATA Battle of the Writing & Writers’ Agent Stars, direct from the WGA Negotiating Committee.

Here’s how Deadline.Com has reported it:

WGA Makes Its Case For Requiring Agencies To Turn Over Writers’ Contracts and Invoices

Here’s how Deadline.Com has reported the ATA’s response:

Association Of Talent Agents Calls Out WGA Over Demand That Agencies Turn Over Writers’ Contracts

I find the phrase “calls out,” which by its very definition is a statement that what’s being “called out” is a lie, insulting to the Guild and its members. And I know I’m not the only one.

More to come, of course.

In Solidarity,


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.