(CNN)Here's some background information about the Writers Guild of America, which represents more than 16,000 film, TV, broadcast and news media writers. It is made up of two unions, the WGA, West and the WGA, East.
1912 - The Authors League of America is founded to protect the interests of professional writers.
- Any content written by guild members specifically for new media, such as the internet or cell phones, will be covered by their contract.
- The second goal relates to reuse of content in new media. The agreement bases payment for reuses on a distributor's gross formula for residuals.