WGA Rejects ATA’s Offer Of Informal Talks In Advance Of Agency Rules Showdown

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WGA East and WGA West have rejected the Association of Talent Agents' offer to sit down for informal discussions in advance of formal bargaining next year on a new agreement governing the relationship between agents and writers. And in another sign that the guilds intend to play hardball in their efforts to reshape the agency business, sources say the WGA West has budgeted a whopping $600,000 to cover the cost of those upcoming negotiations. ATA…