United Talent Agency (UTA)

This is an update on my blog post regarding the face-off between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the major talent agencies, through the Association of Talent Agencies (ATA).

To summarize–OMG!! 

The WGA issued an ultimatum requiring the agents to sign their Code of Conduct forswearing package commissions. This is the practice by which

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the major talent agencies are headed for a showdown. The consequences are literally unknowable but could upend the way the television business has operated for decades. This blog will tell you what’s behind the fight and what each side has been saying about it. A disclaimer before I

Earlier this year, several agents from CAA made headlines by leaving the powerhouse agency for smaller rival UTA.  It was the largest mass exodus of agents from CAA since 1995.  Two days later, CAA filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing UTA and two agents of conspiring to interfere with CAA’s contractual relationships.