Interviewed before the suit was filed, guild representatives said that the surplus funds - which mirror a similar buildup at the Directors Guild of America...simply reflected a surge in collections, matched by an unintended delay in the process for finding those due it.
"I have been doing a good job finding money," said Robert Hadl, a former MCA/ Universal general counsel who is now a consultant specializing, among other things, in foreign issues for the Writers Guild, the Directors Guild and the Screen Actors Guild. "We're just not fast enough on the other end."
Monday, September 19, 2005
The Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) is under attack from legal action over undelivered royalties, reports Dennis MacDougal in The New York Times.