WGAW Foreign Levies Program

Welcome to the WGAW foreign levies website.  

Foreign levies are fees collected in some foreign countries to compensate rights holders for the copying, rental and retransmission of their films and television programs. The rights holders under foreign law include the "authors" of motion pictures and television programs.

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In addition to these search functions, these pages provide answers to frequently asked questions about the foreign levies program, as well as information about program history and operation, and the recently-concluded class action litigation.

To contact the Foreign Levies Department, click here, or if you prefer to talk to a Guild employee about the program, call (323) 782-4672.  

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