WGA denies FYC money from networks, studios amid strike – The Hollywood Reporter

The Writers Guild of America does not want the business of the companies that its members are currently against, Hollywood Reporter learned, even for Emmy FYC ads on its website and email communications — some of which were paid — aimed at its members, many of whom are also members. of the Academy of Television.

This is just the latest twist on how the WGA strike affects the ongoing Emmy season.

Kayley Nagle, WGA West communications coordinator, informed the companies of the decision in an email on Saturday, explaining: “After deliberation with our legal department, all operations FYC production has now been suspended. We understand this can be upsetting and you have a communication plan planned, but due to strike rules we are unable to proceed.”

Nagle continues to offer any company that prepays for a “full refund or credit for future FYCs, whichever your team wants. Please let us know as soon as possible which one you choose.”

Many companies that are currently being denied funds by the WGA have reallocated funds to promote FYC elsewhere, CHEAP can report.

On May 2, after months of negotiations, the WGA announced its first strike in 15 years to try to achieve better pay, minimum television staff size and number of working weeks. minimum, along with other requirements, for their writers.

The WGA and the Television and Film Producers Alliance have negotiated a three-year contract covering about 11,500 film and television writers at Sherman Oaks headquarters as of March 20. In early April, The WGA has alleged that “studios need to respond to the crisis faced by authors” during the negotiations, while in a recent statement the AMPTP suggested that the union had failed to complete fully committed to reaching an agreement before voting to authorize the strike.


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