WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA & ICM Partners Give Nod to New Franchise Agreement

Yesterday’s good news from the WGAW.


via Writers Guild of America West

August 5, 2020
Dear Members,

The WGA and ICM Partners (ICM) agreed to a new franchise agreement today. ICM may once again represent WGA members for covered writing services.

In line with the previous agency agreements the Guild has made, the ICM agreement protects writers in three fundamental areas emphasized since the beginning of the campaign:

Now that the WGA has agreements with both ICM and UTA, the packaging sunset period for all franchised agencies ends on June 30, 2022.
Contract, deal memo and invoice information will be provided to the Guild, allowing the WGA and the agency to partner in systematically addressing late pay and free work.

Strict limitations apply to agency ownership of production entities.
The terms of this agreement substantively match the deal signed with UTA in July. You can read a red-lined version of the franchise agreement here (reflecting changes from the UTA agreement). Click here for the list of all franchised agencies.

In solidarity,

WGA Agency Negotiating Committee

Chris Keyser, Co-Chair
David Shore, Co-Chair
Meredith Stiehm, Co-Chair
Lucy Alibar
John August
Angelina Burnett
Zoanne Clack
Kate Erickson
Jonathan Fernandez
Travon Free
Ashley Gable
Deric A. Hughes
Chip Johannessen
Michael Schur
Tracey Scott Wilson
Betsy Thomas
Patric M. Verrone
Nicole Yorkin
David A. Goodman, President WGAW, ex-officio
Marjorie David, Vice President WGAW, ex-officio
Michele Mulroney, Secretary-Treasurer WGAW, ex-officio
Beau Willimon, President WGAE, ex-officio
Kathy McGee, Vice President WGAE, ex-officio
Bob Schneider, Secretary-Treasurer WGAE, ex-officio