New Media

Welcome to the New Media information page.

New Media includes all writing of audio-visual production intended for the Internet, mobile devices, evolving technological devices such as the iPad, or any other platform thought of as “new media” by the industry as of the start of the 2008 MBA.

Figuring out how to perform writing services for a New Media project under a WGA contract is simple and easy. For a quick overview of how to cover your writing services in New Media, take a look at the easy-to-use ‘Checklist For New Media Projects’ by clicking here.

For information on New Media compensation, please refer to the 2014 Schedule of Minimums.


GUIDE TO NEW MEDIA

This is a basic guide to the terms and conditions for hiring writers on new media projects under the 2014 Writers Guild of America Theatrical and Television Basic Agreement (“MBA”). Because the guide is intended for both writers and employers, we have avoided using the legal language of the MBA, and no attempt has been made to restate every contractual detail. If there is any inconsistency between this guide and the provisions of the MBA, the MBA will, of course, prevail.

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NEW MEDIA CREDITS PROCEDURES GUIDE

This is a ready reference for writers and staff members who propose writing credits, prepare and submit NTWC to the Guild for Guild signatory production companies, and gather materials for credit arbitrations on New Media projects.

READ THE NEW MEDIA CREDITS PROCEDURES GUIDE


NEW MEDIA UPDATES

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.


NEW MEDIA CONTACTS

Shelagh Wagener, New Media Field Representative/Organizer

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