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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

WGA Proposes Rate Scheme Based on Viewership

Dissatisfied with counterproposals, the Writers Guild apparently plans to propose a flexible royalty plan that would compensate writers based on the number of viewers who see their work via the new technology, rather than plans based on traditional percentages favored by the studios. Part of the reason stems from unhappiness with the low returns that these traditional percentages yield for WGA members. Meanwhile, negotiations continue in secret locations. Read more here in a Hollywood Reporter story (subscription may be required).

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