Information about residuals and related financial programs operated by the WGA.
One of the benefits due credited writers under the Writers Guild Minimum Basic Agreement and the Public TV Freelance Agreement is compensation for the reuse of their material. This compensation is called residuals.
Foreign levies are fees collected in some foreign countries to compensate rights holders for the copying, rental and retransmission of their films and television programs.
A small percentage of the payments made to writers and their heirs are returned to the Guild unclaimed. The Guild makes every effort to locate the lawful recipient, and until it does so holds the money in an Undeliverable Funds trust account.
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