WGA leaders David Young and David Goodman on writers’ recent victory

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The Writers Guild won a major victory last month, two years after writers fired their agents en masse. Photo by Travis Estell (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Talk about surprise endings. When the Writers Guild went to war against the agencies two years ago, few thought the union would prevail. 

But when WME, the final agency holdout, signed a deal with the Guild last month, it marked a decisive victory for the writers. 

WGA West Executive Director David Young and WGA West President David Goodman explain how they stayed the course through an emotional struggle and heated negotiations. And they look ahead to the Guild’s future battles, especially around streaming. 



Kim Masters


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