Rider W Rider W contains standard contractual clauses that are included in all written or oral representation agreements between authors and WGA signatory agencies. UTA, the entertainment industry`s third-largest talent agency, has signed an agreement with the Writers Guild of America, as the agency announced Wednesday in a letter to staff close to the client. Earlier, a source had informed The Hollywood Reporter of the deal, and on Tuesday night several sources said discussions were underway. WGA and ICM Partners (ICM) have agreed to a new franchise agreement. We ask the WGA, even outside the terms of the franchise agreement, to formalize the communication with our company quarterly. CAA leaders are committed to organizing and participating in regular meetings with this guild and all interested guilds. We suggest that these meetings begin as soon as the guild is available. The Guild wants to reorient the agency`s incentives so that they are consistent with the interests of the authors` clients and do not compete with them. Agents are agents legally bound to act in the best interests of their client and are bound by legal and ethical codes that determine a representative`s responsibility to remain free of any conflict of interest that would affect the unilateral and total pursuit of the client`s interests.
We need a revised agency agreement to set such standards in our industry. This page is updated with more information on agency conflicts of interest and the WGA`s plan to resolve these conflicts, so please check regularly. We need a revised agency agreement to set such standards in our industry. The guild also said the agreement allowed the agency to have “up to 20% uncontrolled ownership of a production company.” Learn more about agency studios and why their existence, if it remains uncontrolled, increasingly undermines the compensation of all talents. This morning, CAA sent a letter to the WGA law firm with a new WGA franchise contract proposal. Although we have had some cordial discussions over the past few months, this is the first time CAA has sent a written proposal.