by TVWriter™ Press Service
The WGAW wants us to know that during the past year it collected over $30 million in unpaid residuals, royalties, et al owed to TV and film writers. Lionsgate had to cough up the most – almost $400,000 in settlement money, and certain Old Media Monoliths were close behind:
- Lionsgate – $385,000
- 2oth Century Fox Films – $300,000
- Walt Disney – $170,000
- NBC Studios – $130,000
- ABC TV – $116,000
- MGM/UA – $69,000
- Paramount – $58,000
- Warner Brothers – $48,000
- Universal City Studios – $19,000
The rest of the mumsers consisted of over a hundred smaller production companies. And in addition to residual and royalties, much of the $30 mil came from unpaid initial compensation, unpaid pension and health plan contributions, credits violations, and interest on the whole shebang.
It’s a tough world out there, kids.
Thanks to our peeps at the Writers Guild!