The WGA has reached interim agreements with The Film Department and Intermedia. Intermedia Film is a global, independent media enterprise with affiliates in London and LA. The Film Department is an indie movie finance, production and international sales company founded by former Warner Independent Pictures and Miramax Films president Mark Gill and former Miramax Films EVP and Yari Film Group COO Neil Sacker.
“Companies like Intermedia and The Film Department recognize the importance of signing a deal that compensates writers fairly for the work they do,” said Patric Verrone, President of the WGA West, and Michael Winship, president of WGA East, in a joint statement. “In turn, we’ve designed an agreement for the entertainment industry that takes into account the economic realities that it faces.”
The deal with both companies is similar to agreements the WGA recently reached with Lionsgate, RKO Productions, Marvel Studios, The Weinstein Company, United Artists, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films, and Worldwide Pants.