A decade ago there were several dozen independent production companies producing television series and films, but today there is only a handful. This consolidation has led to fewer opportunities for writers to own the content they create; has put greater power and decision-making in the hands of a few global conglomerates; and ultimately has diminished the economic and creative stake writers have in the content they create. The WGAW is committed to finding innovative ways for independent producers to flourish and will work toward that goal with the new Congress.
Over the coming weeks, look for opportunities to become involved in the discussion to augment opportunities for independent producers in the entertainment industry.
||WGAW President Patric Verrone on C-SPAN as talks about the lack of Independent Production in the entertainment industry, among other matters of concern to writers. Watch video
Read “Vertically Challenged” by entertainment attorney, Larry Stein. (.pdf)
Read comments from the Center for Creative Voices at an FCC Hearing on Media Ownership.
WGAW President Patric Verrone testifies before the Federal Communications Commission regarding the lack of Independent Production the entertainment industry. Watch here.