Beyond the Headlines: What’s REALLY Going on in the WGA/Talent Agency Dispu...

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Speaker: Jonathan Handel

Almost a year and a half ago, the WGA sent a termination letter that started a 12 month clock and launched the entire entertainment industry into uncharted waters. Writers without agents seemed as unlikely as, well, writers without laptops or agents without LaCroix. But the issues actually stretch back decades and, so, here we are; and here they are, lobbing antitrust allegations at each other in federal court. This presentation will go behind the scenes and look at what's really at stake -- it's more than just the marquee issues of packaging fees and affiliate production -- and try to divine how it will all end up, and when. We can't promise answers, but enlightenment is on the agenda.

Jonathan Handel is an entertainment and technology attorney at TroyGould and a contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where he has written about 1,200 articles in the last nine years on entertainment labor, legal issues, workplace matters, and other business topics. He teaches courses on the guilds and other entertainment subjects as an adjunct at USC and Southwestern law schools and has written four books on entertainment labor. His writing has also been published in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, LA Business Journal, Daily Journal and Forbes.com and he has appeared in the media as an expert commentator over 1,100 times. Handel is a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude in applied math and computer science) and Harvard Law School (cum laude).



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