TV Writers’ Earnings and Movie Writers’ Earnings Headed in Opposite Directions

Jul 2, 2013  •  Post A Comment

An annual report from the Writers Guild of America, West, indicates that the earnings of TV writers and movie writers are headed in opposite directions.

The earnings of television writers rose 3.9% last year, reaching $1.02 billion, while earnings for film writers continued a three-year slide, reports The New York Times, citing the report from the WGA.

The report found that the number of writers working in TV appeared to drop to 4,510 from 4,558, although the guild said that late reports could show slight growth.

Meanwhile, earnings from movie writing fell 6.1% last year to about $343 million, down from $365.3 million in 2011. The number of writers in film also fell, declining 6.7% to about 1,537.

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