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    WGA Argues That Writer Pay Is ‘Falling Behind’ in Shift to Streaming

    March 15, 2023 // The guild states that the percentage of writers earning minimum salaries has also increased from 33% to 49% since 2013. The report also notes that higher-paid writers are seeing their weekly pay decline as episode orders shrink and production schedules lengthen, because they are paid by the episode. Writers who make less than $400,000 a year on most types of shows are covered by “span protection,” which mandates that an episode fee cover no more than 2.4 weeks of work. The guild argues that the higher-paid writers should also enjoy that protection. The union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers exchanged proposals on Monday and are set to meet face-to-face next week. The current contract expires on May 1.