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Digital Writers Gain Ground in Contentious WGA East Election

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Cynthia Littleton Business EditorDigital writers made big gains in the WGA East’s contentious election for officers and council members that govern the union that represents TV and film writers west of the Mississippi.The election results unveiled Tuesday confirmed that guild’s governance will be split among scribes in opposing camps.

The union has faced division over the issue that the WGA East’s aggressive campaign to organize the many digital news outlets on the East Coast and numerous large unscripted production companies.Some WGA East members fear the influx of writers who typically have far lower income than TV showrunners and writers and screenwriters and the nature of the work and compensation formulas is very different.

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