US Writers and their agents reach an impasse

The negotiations that have been going on for over a year between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agent have failed, and the Writers Guild is preparing to essentially have all of its members who use agents from the ATA fire those agents.
We are entering unknown territory. The issues between the two sides are, as usual, over money, or rather the fact that despite an explosion in streaming of current and past programming, there has been no consequent improvement in writer remuneration, because the ATA has been obtaining revenues in a way not covered by the existing agreement, meaning that the ATA members pocket the extra money.

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