The Writers Guild of America says it has asked its 13,000 members to fire their talented agents Saturday at midnight, unless they sign a new "code of conduct" agreement that promises to eliminate packaging and packaging costs. their participation in production companies.
The bottom line: Most guild writers agree with the code of conduct, but most agents who represent them are not. The hope was that both sides reach a compromise before the end of negotiations on Friday. Without an agreement, Hollywood is locked in a legal vacuum that could leave thousands of writers without work and put hundreds of studio projects on hold.