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The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Showrunner Leaves Her Agent As WGA Members Terminate Agency Ties

Krista Vernoff: “It was hard to part ways with [my agent] when the deadline expired for talks between the guild and the agencies. I say ‘part ways’ because I did not fire my agent. Instead, I quoted Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘See you on the other side of the war.’ In response, my agent did what agents do: he tried to sell me. He tried to sell me on the idea that it is my guild that is being unreasonable here. He tried to sell me on the idea that this action by my guild is damaging and irresponsible t...
Tags: Art, Issues, Grey, Lin Manuel Miranda, WGA, Krista Vernoff, 04.14.19


Writers Rally, Agents Dig In Over The Weekend

Writers vs. agents heated up over the weekend, and the sides don’t look any closer than they were last week. “The contract battle between the WGA and Association of Talent Agents came to a boil on Friday night, just as broadcast TV’s traditional staffing season is starting. With the broadcast network upfronts only a month away, pilot orders will be made in the coming weeks, which means showrunners will need to fill out writers rooms.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, WGA, Association of Talent Agents, 04.15.19


In The WGA Versus The Talent Agencies, Showrunners And Screenwriters Back Their Union

The issues concern who gets fees for packaging TV shows and movies (the agents get those fees now), and whether agencies have conflicts of interest around certain shows. But the point is that “the letter of support issued Saturday is significant because of the immense clout showrunners and prominent screenwriters possess in Hollywood.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, WGA, 03.23.19



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