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Old 12-17-07, 04:11 PM
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Quick Question About The Writer's Strike

OK, so I know that a bunch of scripts were hammered out at the last possible minute to be completed before the strike. I'm sure some need a few rewrites to be perfected. I was wondering if it were possible to have English writers "doctor" the WGA writer's script. I know that would be frowned upon, but would it be allowed? How about filming new scripts dome by English writers. I assume all the successful ones (Tom Stoppard, Christopher Hampton, Emma Thompson, etc) are members of the WGA, but I'm sure there are a lot of great English writers who aren't. Would that be allowed or does the WGA have some sort of binding agreement with the studios against using non-WGA scripts?
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Originally Posted by Decker
OK, so I know that a bunch of scripts were hammered out at the last possible minute to be completed before the strike. I'm sure some need a few rewrites to be perfected. I was wondering if it were possible to have English writers "doctor" the WGA writer's script. I know that would be frowned upon, but would it be allowed? How about filming new scripts dome by English writers. I assume all the successful ones (Tom Stoppard, Christopher Hampton, Emma Thompson, etc) are members of the WGA, but I'm sure there are a lot of great English writers who aren't. Would that be allowed or does the WGA have some sort of binding agreement with the studios against using non-WGA scripts?
Sure. The producers/studios can have anybody they want work on the scripts. The problems will occur when the strike is over. Any producer that employs a scab writer during the strike will be blackballed from using WGA writers for two years.

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