Fairness Rocks News As Writers Crowdsource Jobs, Some Could Land a Lawsuit Instead


Fairness Rocks News As Writers Crowdsource Jobs, Some Could Land a Lawsuit Instead

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Author: Eriq Gardner

Date: May 30, 2019

Original Source: Hollywood Reporter

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As Writers Crowdsource Jobs, Some Could Land a Lawsuit Instead

Every legal dust-up deserves a killer hashtag. As the war between the Writers Guild of America and big talent agencies stretches into its second month, there’s now #WGAStaffingBoost, meant to help connect writers to jobs now that agents have been fired amid a dispute over TV packaging fees. Under the new regime, established writers volunteer to read material from up-and-comers, and after spotting the next Aaron Sorkin, recommend them for jobs. Such comity! Perhaps this is a revolutionary breakthrough and an existential threat to agents. In a filing to go public May 23, WME owner Endeavor listed WGA strife as a risk factor alongside Brexit and athlete clients breaking their necks.

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