Law and Justice

WGA-Agency Packaging Trial Delayed

The trial in the battle between the Writers Guild of America and the two largest talent agencies will be postponed to August 2021 due to the pandemic.

The packaging fee trial was originally set to start on March 23, 2021, but will be moved to Aug. 24, 2021, according to a stipulation filed on Wednesday by attorneys on both sides.

Assuming the trial goes forward, it will determine whether the WGA violated antitrust laws when it directed its members to fire their agents in April 2019, after the agencies refused to give up on packaging and affiliate production.

The WGA is also pursuing its own claims accusing WME and CAA of price fixing and breaching their fiduciary duty.

Full Content: Variety

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