Friday, January 18, 2008

DGA Deal - Will new pact be template for WGA contract?

Exciting to read the news that the DGA has come to terms with the AMPTP. At the same time, does the deal cover enough of the key points for the writers to satisfy their demands. One article suggests that the dollar amounts for creation of web content is unrealistically high and that most web content costs far lower than the threshholds in the agreement. On the other hand, the percentages of new media content are being linked to grosses, a key issue for the writers.

Still this agreement does provide a small bit of hope that a template is available that will help the writers and producers finally agree to terms.