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WGA STRIKE UPDATE: Spyglass Entertainment Inks Independent Deal

The Writers Guild of America announced another independent agreement (its fifth), this one with theatrical producer Spyglass Entertainment (Bruce Almighty, Seabiscuit).

The interim agreement will allow WGA members to work for Spyglass, which joins a handful of others -- most notably Worldwide Pants on the TV side -- that have reached agreements with the guild.

The union is striking the studios over a failure to agree on, among other things, how and how much to compensate writers for new-media distribution.

Others that have signed interim agreements with the WGA are MRC, United Artists and The Weinstein Co.

The WGA is hoping to announce more independent deals in the near future.

For full coverage of the strike, click here.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.