Variety – Hollywood Writers’ Earnings Fell 3.1% to $1.23 Billion in 2016

Downward pressures on earnings played a large role in the WGA’s contract negotiations earlier this year. The Guild authorized strike and hammered out a new contract only an hour before the last had expired.

July 5, 2017

‘Members of the Writers Guild of America West saw their earnings fall 3.1% to $1.23 billion in 2016, thanks to declines in both television and feature films.

Total covered earnings for WGA West members topped $1.2 billion for the third consecutive year, but the number of writers reporting earnings slid by 3.5% to 5,227, the guild disclosed in its annual report to members via its membership and finance committee chaired by Aaron Mendelsohn.’

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