Every three years, the WGA ratifies the Minimum Basic Agreement, known as the Memorandum of Agreement. The agreement becomes effective retroactive to May 1, 2020 and expires May 1, 2023. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) wages will increase 7.5% by 2023. Other key changes are outlined in this blog.
- 1.5% effective May 2, 2020
- 3% effective May 2, 2021
- 3% effective May 2, 2022
Threshold Changes HBSVOD
- 20-35 minutes: changed from $1,300,000 and above to $1,000,000 and above and increases May 2, 2022 to $1,030,000 and above
- 30-65 minutes: changed from $2,500,000 and above to $1,700,000 and above and increases May 2, 2022 to $1,750,00 and above
- 66+ minutes: stayed the same at $3,000,000 and above
- 1.5% (from 8.5% to 10%) effective May 2, 2020
- 1.5% (from 7% to 8.5%) for pilot and new one-hour series effective May 2, 2020
- 1.5% (from 7% to 8.5%) for purchase of literary material for pilot or first season of one-hour series, and is employed for one re-write or polish effective May 2, 2020
For more information, the full summary of the 2020 WGA MBA is available here.
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