International links include: International Affiliation of Writers Guilds in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France and Mexico; European Writers` Congress (more than 50 organisations); Federation of Screenwriters of Europe (groups of screenwriters in 14 countries); UNI-MEI (a global trade union organization representing millions of workers in the television, film, media and entertainment industries). WGGB has entered into a mutual membership and service agreement with the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild. British WGGB members who enter into television or film contracts in the United States can join the Writers Guild of America without paying the usual upfront fee of $2,500. The WGGB advises its members on all aspects of their professional lives. These include contractual audits, legal advice, assistance in cases of copyright issues and representation in disputes with producers, publishers or other authors. This latest updated agreement came into force in April 2017 (updated January 2019) WGGB is a campaign union and effective lobbying has focused on MEPs who take into account the European Copyright Directive and MEPs, colleagues and the media on the COMMUNICATION and renewal of the BBC Charter Act. The WGGB protested violently when mass violence stopped Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti`s performances of Behzti in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in December 2004 and then relaunched its anti-censorship committee. The WGGB stresses the importance of writing for children in all media. It works closely with other unions such as Equity, Musicians` Union and Society of Authors; and is affiliated with the British Copyright Council, Creators` Rights Alliance, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and other interest groups. WGGB representatives regularly participate in briefings with the Arts Council, Ofcom, the Public Lending Right Agency and other national organizations. Recent campaigns include the Equality Writes campaign, which fights inequality in screen industries. He represents writers working in television, radio, film, theatre, books and multimedia. This agreement excludes all musicians working under agreements between MU and opera and dance companies as well as in London`s West End, which is in accordance with the terms of the SOLT/MU agreement.
The conditions set out in this agreement are the minimum conditions for musicians working in theatres in a part of the United Kingdom run by members of the UK Theatre or whose production director responsible for making the orchestra available is a member of the UK Theatre. This is a set of minimum conditions for authorship and minimum fees, advances, recurrence fees, licence fees and leftovers, fees, credits, number of projects, scenario changes and dispute resolution. The most important coverage of MTA: BBC TV Drama; BBC Radio Drama; ITV companies; PACT (independent television and film producers); TAC (Welsh language independent TV producers); Theatre Management Association; Independent Theatre Board; and an agreement on the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court Theatre. These agreements are regularly renegotiated and, in most cases, minimum fees are reviewed annually. The UKT-MU agreement is available in PDF format and includes: WGGB tariffs and agreements include television, theatre, radio and parts of the film. In addition, you will find detailed advice on best practices in the policies and brochures we establish. These are all available as PDFs in the Resources section or in the WGGB headquarters. We can also advise members by phone or email. Go to the Contacts section. We are responsible for negotiating and implementing a series of collective agreements with Equity, BECTU and The Musicians` Union.
These agreements define the minimum wage, the industry conditions for the engagement of actors, the management of the stage, creators, technicians and musicians.