Tuesday, May 08, 2007

This Sort of Thing Makes Me Very Angry...

And you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

What I'm talking about is write here. (pun intended)

The LA Times version.

And the FADE IN magazine version.

And of course, The Artful Writer is on top of it all here.

The fact is this - it's all one big clusterf*ck that drags not only the WGA into a mire, but non-members such as myself. Any writer should, at the drop of a hat be able to go down to the WGA Accounting offices / Foreign levies division and be able to access an accounting statement by providing proof of identity (driver's license, passport, birth certificate) and authorship (cancelled check, writer's contract) and get a check for the amount owed within 30 days.

See this whole affair may be innocent, but it has the stink of corruption about it because statements were made that have already been proven false, procedures and laws that are already in place in California are being ignored, and The Guild didn't step up the necessary manpower and facilities to deal with a sudden influx of cash. The appearance of impropriety - whether it is ultimately true or not - cannot be tolerated in organizations that exist to be in the best interest and welfare of its members.

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