Original Programs Made for New Media 

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This category includes new, original content made for initial distribution on the Internet, mobile devices, or other emerging technologies. Examples include Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog, The Bannen Way, Wainy Days, Valemont and Star-Ving.


Here are several resources for those seeking information about writing, creating or producing Original New Media Projects: 

Work Must Be For a Signatory Employer 

When Is New Media Writing Covered by the MBA? 

What Kind of New Media Writing Is Not Covered? 

Original New Media Standard Writer Contract (.doc)
Signatory Employer Must Provide Writing Contracts For Each Writer 

Writing For Original New Media Projects: Compensation Details 

Pension Plan & Health Fund Contributions 

Writing Credits 

Reuse of New Media Programs (Residuals) 

Separated Rights 

Membership Details
Writers Who Seek Units Towards Becoming A WGAW Member 

Additional Provisions: Time of Payment; No Strike, No Lockout; Grievance and Arbitration 

Writer-Owned Companies 

Notice of Tentative Writing Credits for New Media (.doc) 

Complete Made For New Media Sideletter as part of the 2008 WGA Agreement (.pdf) 


The WGAW is dedicated to helping WGAW members understand and work in the emerging New Media universe. If you are a WGAW member or a WGAW Caucus member who wants to stay on top of the WGAW’s efforts in New Media, including panel and special event announcements, sign up for our New Media Updates list.


Shelagh Wagener, New Media Field Representative/Organizer