Agents for Artists

The Association of Talent Agents’ member agencies are strong advocates committed to advancing and protecting the best interests of writers and all artists.

Seismic shifts in the media landscape — including the rise of heavyweight streaming services and consolidation of traditional media companies — are generating new challenges and opportunities that artists and agents need to navigate and address together. We are dedicated to reaching a new long-term agreement with the Writers Guild of America and are certain that collaboration will drive the best outcome for writers and all artists.

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The Facts

WGA leadership abruptly terminated the decades-old agreement that successfully governed the relationship between agencies and the Guild, and mandated its writers fire their agents regardless of what individual writers wanted. Get up to speed on how we got here, the key issues and the status of negotiations.

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Our Voice

Throughout negotiations, the ATA has sought to drive a balanced, data-driven discussion with the WGA while educating and supporting writers and member agencies.

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On The Table

For more than a year, the ATA has been entirely committed to negotiating in good faith with the WGA, recognizing that a partnership is paramount to supporting writers and all artists. We put forward a comprehensive solution that addresses the key issues and gives writers choice, transparency and safeguards, ensuring that agents are aligned with writers’ best interests while keeping job opportunities available to writers.

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News

Read the latest news articles, as well as thoughtful opinion pieces from writers and industry experts.

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Writers First

Talent agents are solely focused on collaborating with writers and all artists to help grow and protect their careers — finding opportunities, nurturing talent and ensuring maximum compensation for artists in a rapidly consolidating media market.

Recent News

July 15, 2019

New York Times

Dissent in Ranks of Hollywood Writers Who Fired Their Agents

The two unions representing television and movie writers took a firm stance in April, when they instructed their members to fire their agents and sued the four biggest talent agencies in Hollywood. Now a faction of writers who belong to the Writers Guild of America West and the Writers Guild of America East are beginning to go public […]

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Agents for Artists is a website from the Association of Talent Agents created to keep writers and agents informed and up-to-date on what agencies are doing to reach a new agreement with the Writers Guild of America.