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Hollywood screenwriters’ earnings rose 1.9% last year to $362.1 million — the third straight increase — while TV writers’ pay fell 2% to $803 million, according to the Writers Guild of America West.
Total covered earnings for WGA West members topped $1 billion for the fifth consecutive year, down 0.9% to $1.176 billion, the guild disclosed in its annual report to members via its membership and finance committee.
The stats in the report, which was posted Tuesday on the WGA website, underscore the uncertain state of show business economics. Total employment slid slightly by 1.7% to 5,159, a decline of 82 slots from the 2014 number. But the WGA also said that late reporting will boost the numbers for both TV and film.
A total of 4,129 writers reported TV earnings, a decline of 22 slots, but feature film employment rose 3.6% to 1,799 writers — or 62 more than in 2014.
Feature film earnings have declined about 16% since 2009, when work rebounded from the 2007-08 strike and generated $432.2 million in earnings. Pre-strike »
- Dave McNary
A review of tonight's The Americans coming up just as soon as I promise you it'll be better if you blink... "This is why we're here." -Elizabeth At 10, I was too young to watch The Day After when ABC aired it in the fall of 1983, but I knew all about it. The marketing for it was inescapable, making it into the kind of event that the Jennings and Beeman families would watch together (and that even the agents of the rezidentura would want to check out). I didn't even need to see the thing to have nightmares about it, and about the larger peril of global thermonuclear annihilation that hung over us every damn day back then. More than once as a kid, I had to ask one of my parents to reassure me at bedtime that the world wouldn't blow up while I was asleep, and we know from »
- Alan Sepinwall
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