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Writers Guild Parts Ways With Larry Levinson Over Unpaid Residuals

14 May 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With no fanfare, the Writers Guild of America West has parted ways with TV movie producer Larry Levinson in a dispute over unpaid residuals.

Levinson was not offered as a signatory a renewal under the new master contract ratified by members on April 30 — meaning that WGA members cannot work on new shows from Levinson without facing potential guild penalties.

Levinson and the WGA West have refused multiple requests for comment.

The board of the WGA West notified Levinson in March that it would not enter into an agreement with any Levinson company until it fully complied with its past residuals obligations — including accrued interest — and provided assurances that its “scofflaw” behavior would not continue.

“If, after May 1, Levinson does not sign the new minimum basic agreement (Mba) under conditions acceptable to the WGA, he will be thereafter barred from using WGA writers by operation of Working Rule 8,” the board said. »

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WGA Threatens to Bar TV Producer Larry Levinson for Unpaid Residuals

22 April 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Writers Guild of America West has told TV movie producer Larry Levinson that he will not be able to use WGA writers on his shows if he does not pay up residuals.

The board of the WGA West notified Levinson last month that it would not enter into an agreement with any Levinson company until it “fully complies with its past residuals obligations — including accrued interest — and provides assurances that its scofflaw behavior will not continue in the future.”

WGA members are in the process of ratifying a new three-year contract with production companies that would go into effect on May 1.

“If, after May 1, Levinson does not sign the new minimum basic agreement (Mba) under conditions acceptable to the WGA, he will be thereafter barred from using WGA writers by operation of Working Rule 8,” the board said.

Levinson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Recent titles »

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