Apple Signs WGA Contract As It Ramps Up Scripted Shows

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Apple's TV development arm, which is gearing up to produce scripted content, has signed the WGA basic agreement. Guild officials are calling it a "significant" development as they prepare for their next round of collective bargaining for a new industry-wide minimum basic agreement (MBA). "Apple has agreed to better-than-MBA terms if its programming is offered free to consumers online," said WGA West president David A. Goodman and executive director David Young, and WGA…