It’s round two of the writers’ strike, maybe, as the Writers Guild prepares to take on talent agencies over something called a packaging fee. What is it? What does it mean? Who’s getting screwed? Hint: The writers. This week we explore the looming writers’ walk out as writers accuse their agents of acting against client interests in the pursuit of lining their own pockets. We’re playing inside baseball with Hollywood business, but don’t worry, we also saw that Joker trailer.
Vulture‘s handy guide to the issue: https://www.vulture.com/2019/03/wga-hollywood-agents-packaging-explained.html
Read the writers’ own experiences with packaging fees here: https://www.wga.org/members/membership-information/agency-agreement/writers-share-their-experiences
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