What is a Signatory Company?
A signatory company is an employer that has signed a collective bargaining agreement with WGA. Any company intending to employ a Guild member or option, or purchase literary material from a Guild member must become signatory to the Guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement. Signatory companies range from the industry’s biggest film studios to independent production companies, and broadcast networks to webisode production companies.
Why Become a Signatory Company?
Writers Guild members are the gold standard in writing for the screen and television. Becoming a signatory means that you can hire professional writers.
What Does This Mean For Members?
WGAE members can only work for companies that are signatory to Guild contracts. If you would like to work for an employer who is not a signatory, call the Guild and we’ll help you strategize to make that happen. Contact the Organizing Department at 212-767-7808.
If you are forming your own production company, contact us about making your company signatory to a Guild Agreement. If it is a digital media company please contact Ursula Lawrence at 212-767-7836. For other production companies, call our Signatories Department at 212-767-7837.
In either situation, working for a signatory company is always going to improve your health and pension benefits and better your working conditions.
Become a Signatory
Download the new 2011 signatory application or contact the Signatories Department directly at 212-767-7837.