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Writers Guild: New Deal Addresses TV Writer Problems

2 April 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Leaders of the Writers Guild of America are touting their new contract as addressing key problems for TV writers — who are now seeing far shorter seasons.

“Importantly, we have now placed limits on the options and exclusivity requirements often imposed on episodic television writers,” said negotiating commmitte co-chairs Billy Ray and Chip Johannessen in a note to members.

“Our negotiations on these issues were complicated and protracted, but the companies worked with us to find solutions,” the duo said in the note. “As a result, the endless unpaid holds that have become more and more commonplace in television have now been addressed in the Mba (minimum basic agreement) for the first time ever.”

The tentative three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was reached late Tuesday following two days of talks over the options and exclusivity requirements. The other issues had been settled as of the first week of March. »

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‘Expendables 3′ Director Confirmed to Helm ‘The Raid: Redemption’ Remake

4 March 2014 8:44 PM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Fans really shouldn’t have been surprised when Screen Gems snagged the American remake rights to director Gareth Evans’ breakthrough action film The Raid: Redemption. After all, the film received praise from both critics (read our own Kofi Outlaw’s review) and fans alike, and with positive buzz already brewing for The Raid 2: Berandal, it’s set to become a hit franchise in its own right.

The anticipated release of the sequel film has inevitably sparked development in the English-language remake. Battleship writers Jon and Erich Hoeber were initially reported to be working on the script, but more recent reports have credited Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace) as the film’s writer, with director ...

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