Writers Guild of America & MRC ink agreement

MUMBAI: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and MRC, the independent film, television, and digital studio, have reached an interim agreement that forges a new alliance between writers, producers, and financiers in the production of feature films, television shows, and digital programs.

“This is an exciting agreement that will open up opportunities for writers, especially in New Media. We know that Guild members will be eager to be a part of the MRC creative team,” said Writers Guild of America, West president Patric M. Verrone and Writers Guild of America, East president Michael Winship.

“MRC operates from two basic concepts and this agreement is a natural extension of that ethos: we treat talent as our partners and we maximize distribution across all digital, film and television platforms. As with all of our partnerships, we could not have accomplished this agreement without creative talent. In this case, we especially want to thank our colleague Seth MacFarlane for helping pave the way with the WGA and also to the leaders of the Guild who worked with the utmost professionalism,” said MRC co-CEOs Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk.

The terms of the agreement are similar to the Guild’s recent deals with Worldwide Pants and Tom Cruise’s United Artists.