Monday, January 23, 2006

US Guilds announce documentary screenplay contract

The Board of the Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) and the Council of Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today [18/01/06] the first low-budget contract for writers of theatrical documentaries budgeted under $1.2 million.

"Unlike reality television where programs are produced by multi-billion dollar media conglomerates, most documentary films are made on a shoestring budget by passionate filmmakers who often max out credit cards and take on second mortgages to complete their work,” said WGAw President Patric M. Verrone. “This contract gives these important writers and creators the opportunity to receive the same guild protections and benefits long enjoyed by writers working on productions with deeper pockets.”
More from the Writers Guild of America, East.

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