A guest post from Gail Renard, Chair of the Guild's TV Committee:
Further to the story below, our TV Committee is also looking into this problem in Britain, at the request of the WGA, whose slogan for the campaign is: REALITY IS WRITTEN.
And wherever there are written television shows, there should be Minimum Term Agreements from the appropriate Guilds protecting the writers... and it doesn't matter if the programmes call them researchers, script associates or Chief Poohbahs of Joy.
We'd like to hear from any writers who have worked on reality shows. Please contact the Guild office.
And have a look at the WGA’s website. Let’s get real about reality!