Over the past several months, the ATA has worked diligently to reach a deal with the WGA. We have approached each negotiating session in good faith, offering thoughtful, fair and comprehensive proposals that addressed their issues and give transparency & disclosures, safeguards and choice. However, the Guild remained set on its predetermined course and enforcing its “Code of Conduct”. The “Code” is a unilateral mandate that will hurt all agencies and writers and disrupt the entire industry. It removes writers of choice and opportunities, and gives the Guild the authority to control agency business operations, demanding time and resources to comply with the multitude of mandatory requests and notifications. This document is designed to help agencies and their agents navigate this uncertain landscape.