Wga Minimum Option Agreement

The collective bargaining cards we negotiate set minimum wages in the following areas: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is a union that represents the interests of professional writers in radio, film, television, and new media. “Ladder” is the term for the minimum amount that a WGA signer (a company that commits to the guild`s rules) must pay a screenwriter. And all studios and most production companies in Hollywood are signatories to the WGA. These minimum requirements include what a WGA signer must pay a screenwriter to purchase or possibly choose a “spec” script, or hire an author to write a script. If you have any questions about the application of these minimum conditions or requirements, or about the categories of minimum requirements not included in this schedule, or if you are wondering how the basic agreement works, contact the contract department or call (323) 782-4501. WGGB rates and agreements include television, theatre, radio and certain areas of film. New writers who are not yet members of the guild are not bound by these minimum requirements. To see the current schedule of WGA minimum requirements, you can download them from the WGA website here. When submitting documents, call (323) 782-4501 or send an email to: Contracts. Guidelines for authors of video games, animation, comics, and musical theater (as well as the areas listed above) can be found in our Resources section These prices are listed in the WGA minimum plan. Maybe this is your first foray into the business, or maybe you`re stuck in the second act and want to give up, but we`ve all asked at one time or another “how long it takes to write a script”.