The WGC seems to have resolved yet another credits dispute my way. This is the nth time I've had to go to them, and they've backed me. What would we do without them?
Share our credits with producers and directors and their personal fair-haired rewriters, that's what we'd do.
I guess producers are the same the world over, or at least in North America. I had one pitch me on writing for him in exchange for credit OR back end (pronounced: worthless) points. He said he had financing in place and had both completed scripts and treatments in need of writers. I asked him if any of his affiliated prodcos were WGAw signatories. He said one was.
I told him the signatory prodco was obligated to adhere to WGA guidlines I also told him I'd only consider writing under a WGAw MBA and, since he had financing in place, that shouldn't be a problem. Our conversation ended soon after my pro-union declarative statements.
Okay by me.
Back to Complications Ensue main blog page.