Fairness Rocks News Hollywood writers fired their agents. Now agencies are sidelining writers in new deals


Fairness Rocks News Hollywood writers fired their agents. Now agencies are sidelining writers in new deals

Home Industry News Hollywood writers fired their agents. Now agencies are sidelining writers in new deals

Author: WENDY LEE

Date: November 14, 2019

Original Source: Los Angeles Times

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Hollywood writers fired their agents. Now agencies are sidelining writers in new deals

The pitch seemed promising: a true crime podcast about a vengeful zookeeper from Oklahoma, starring and executive produced by “Saturday Night Live” comedian Kate McKinnon.

United Talent Agency assembled a “package” that included McKinnon and the rights to develop Wondery’s podcast into a TV show, and sold the series last month to a studio run by NBCUniversal. The series, called “Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic,” did not have a writer assigned.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-11-14/despite-the-wgas-objections-talent-agencies-continue-to-package-tv-shows?utm_source=Essential%20California