Jonathan Handel

entertainment attorney and contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter

Guest

Of counsel at the law firm of TroyGould, specializing in digital media, entertainment and technology law; blogger at the Huffington Post and DigitalMediaLaw.blogspot.com, and reporter for the Hollywood Reporter; former associate counsel for the Writers' Guild of America and at a small boutique law firm representing movie stars and directors

Jonathan Handel on KCRW

The Writers Guild of America still doesn’t have a deal with the talent agencies. Those agents were fired because of so-called packaging deals.

Drama in Writers Guild and SAG-AFTRA elections

The Writers Guild of America still doesn’t have a deal with the talent agencies. Those agents were fired because of so-called packaging deals.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As of July 1, three major agencies (WME, UTA and CAA) are suing the Writers Guild. They say the Guild is violating antitrust laws by organizing an unlawful group boycott.

Will Hollywood writers give up their agents for good?

As of July 1, three major agencies (WME, UTA and CAA) are suing the Writers Guild. They say the Guild is violating antitrust laws by organizing an unlawful group boycott.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

How the Writers Guild protest could change the industry

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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