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    Writers Guild of America Dumps Agents Over Contract Battle

    Following Friday’s failure to negotiate a new agreement with the Association of Talent Agents, prominent Hollywood writers launched a Twitter campaign over the weekend to publicly post termination letters severing ties with their agencies. The writers’ union has introduced a new code of conduct calling for an end to packaging — a practice that lets agents bundle talent to present to studios or networks — claiming that it limits salaries for mid- and low-level writers.

    What’s next for writers? As broadcast TV’s traditional staffing season kicks off, they’ll be fending for themselves to get hired.

    Check out OZYs profile of the Hollywood stuntwoman fighting whitewashing.

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