The Writers Guild of America East has signed up its first digital media companies under its Writers Guild 2.0 drive to expand representation to online series.
The 11 companies have over a dozen Web series online curently, according to WGAE.
The new signatories include Dinosaur Diorama TV, Kapri Productions, New Jill Productions, Heroic Pictures, Tailslating, CJP Communications, and Hedge Fund Productions.
"We are pleased these companies recognize the value of a Writers Guild contract, and we look forward to working with them as the industry continues to evolve," said WGAE executive director Lowell Peterson in a statement.
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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.