TITLE

REALITY IN CHECK

AUTHOR(S)
McNary, Dave
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Daily Variety;10/24/2007, Vol. 297 Issue 18, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the move of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) to withdraw from its contract negotiations with reality show producers in the U.S. WGA is concerned over the issue of jurisdiction of reality shows. With this regard, guild executives insist there remains an active effort to organize the nonscripted television sector.
ACCESSION #
27331554

 

Related Articles

  • WGAW gets real in organizing reality TV. McNary, Dave // Daily Variety;6/21/2005, Vol. 287 Issue 57, p5 

    Reports that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West has stepped up its campaign to organize reality television writers, producers and editors in the U.S. Number of signed authorization cards received by the guild from writers, producers, and editors who work in reality and want to be...

  • An Effective Tactic for Difficult Times.  // Television Week;12/5/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 49, p8 

    The article focuses on the need for producers of reality television programs to listen to the concerns of the Writers Guild of America about the contribution and compensation of writers and product placement. Writers are fighting for recognition for their role in the entertainment industry. The...

  • A LUCKY STRIKE? Adalian, Josef // Daily Variety;6/5/2007, Vol. 295 Issue 45, pA2 

    The article looks at the expectation by television reality producers that a strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) would spur demand for reality shows by television networks. One small producer has asserted that he can complete a reality show in five weeks. Some producers, however, worry...

  • EXEX MAKE THE REAL DEAL. Grego, Melissa; Adalian, Josef // Variety;11/25/2002, Vol. 389 Issue 2, p17 

    Reports that the number of reality television concepts is rapidly surpassing the supply experienced showrunners. Staff preferred by network executives; Effort of Mike Fleiss in response to brain drain.

  • Reality seeks direction. Schneider, Michael // Daily Variety;2/28/2003, Vol. 278 Issue 40, pA1 

    Focuses on the trend among reality television (TV) shows of searching for help from directors. Characteristics of reality TV shows; Lack of recognition of the genre from the industry; Role of directors in unscripted television shows such as reality TV.

  • WGA looks to convert raw deal to real deal. Richmond, Ray // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;6/28/2005, Vol. 389 Issue 40, p15 

    This article reports that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West has launched an aggressive and very public campaign to get major reality producers on board to be recognized with WGA representation. More than 1,000 reality TV producers, writers and editors signed authorization cards seeking...

  • Writers Guild Warns Of "De Facto Strike.". Benson, Jim // Broadcasting & Cable;12/4/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 48, p30 

    The article discusses a possible strike by the actors, writers, and possibly by the directors of reality and news magazine television programs. Producers' lead negotiator with Hollywood guilds Nick Counter said that resistance by the Writers Guild of America West could lead to an industry...

  • WGA Tells Studios to Get Real. Hibberd, James // Television Week;6/12/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 24, p1 

    This article reports on the decision of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) to file labor board complaints in California against producers and possibly television networks. A labor board complaint represents a new battlefront in the WGA's effort to unionize reality show workers. The lawsuit...

  • How Reality TV Keeps Its Secrets. Kramer, Brian J. // Broadcasting & Cable;1/31/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 5, p36 

    Discusses the reasons behind the popularity of reality television programs in the U.S. in January 2005. Measures used by television producers to keep things secret; Explanation on liquidated-damages clauses used by producers among contest participants of the show; Inclusion of choice-of-law...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics