WGA Deal: How Much Streaming Data & Bonuses do Writers get
A look into the fine print of the AMPTP deal shows that all Streaming successes will be rewarded, and the Writers' data quest will continue
A #MediaNerd🤓 WGA STREAMING DATA CAVEATS DIVE
As part of the landmark 2023 WGA-AMPTP agreement, writers will now get some bonuses if their project is successful in Streaming… but there are some very important caveats.
Also the “data transparency” hoped for is really a bit of a mirage in the final agreement.
Writers are still not getting specifics on how many people watched a given show or movie of theirs - even though the WGA will get the data, they are only allowed to share data “in aggregate,” with no specifics given on any individual project.
Let’s take a dive into the fine print.
The WGA will be given total hours streamed for ‘high budget’ streaming original shows and movies, both domestically and internationally. Here are the thresholds for ‘high budget’ SVOD series btw.