Do Hollywood Writers Still Need Agents After WGA’s Packaging Fee Victory?

Jeremy Fuster
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While the total impact of the Writers Guild of America’s victory in phasing out packaging fees won’t be seen for months or years to come, one big change has hit Hollywood: Many writers are beginning to re-examine their relationships with their agents and rely more on each other to find new jobs. With thousands of writers now once again being represented by agencies after UTA, CAA, and most recently WME agreed to the guild’s franchise agreement, agents will once again play a role in developing screenplays and pilots into films and TV shows and helping Hollywood newcomers navigate the fine print in their contracts. But some writers expect that agents won’t be expected as much to be the ones that find positions for writers during staffing season. “For me, this is a truth that I’ve already known from years in comedy writing, but I think this struggle has reminded a lot of writers: It’s up to us, not agents, to build those networks and find jobs in writer rooms,” said Adam Conover, a WGA member since 2015 and creator of the truTV series “Adam Ruins Everything.” When thousands of writers terminated their representation in April 2019 in support of the...

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