WGA, Spyglass Entertainment ink agreement


MUMBAI: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has reached an independent agreement with Spyglass Entertainment. The company finances, produces, and distributes theatrical motion pictures, which includes The Sixth Sense, Shanghai Noon, Bruce Almighty, Seabiscuit, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the upcoming 27 Dresses.

“Spyglass Entertainment can now work with the most talented writers in the business – members of the Writers Guilds. We are gratified that the company wants to move forward with us and we can continue to put people back to work,” said WGA (W) president Patric M. Verrone and WGA (E) president Michael Winship in a joint statement.

Spyglass CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum said, “We are thrilled to have signed this interim agreement with the WGA, and we look forward to continuing our long association with the best writers in the entertainment industry.”

The deal reached with Spyglass Entertainment is similar to the deals the WGA recently announced with United Artists, Worldwide Pants, and MRC and addresses the issues important to writers, including New Media.