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VH1’s ‘Best Week Ever’ Becomes WGA Signatory

Dec 12, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Writers for VH1’s “Best Week Ever With Paul F. Tompkins” have signed contracts to work under the Writers Guild of America. Producers of the show signed deals with the WGA East to cover writers under the guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement.
As part of the deal, writers will see increased compensation, pension benefits, guild-sponsored medical benefits and residual payments.
In addition to the regular series, writers for the show’s annual year-end special also will be covered by the contract.
“As a writer with a family, health and pension were always on my mind, but this contract is about more than just great benefits and fair compensation,” show writer and producer Cassie St. Onge said. “It’s about belonging to this amazing professional community and getting more recognition for the work we do.”
“We’re excited to welcome these writers into our guild and happy they will now be able to work under the same union protections and benefits as others in the New York comedy/variety community,” WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson said in a statement. “Despite a challenging economic climate, this new contract demonstrates that it is possible for companies to give writers the protections they deserve and also to be successful.”

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