In mid-November, CAA and WME filed motions in the ongoing federal lawsuit, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC v. Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. et al, C.D. Cal. Case No. 2:19-cv-05465-AB-AFM, asking the court enjoin the WGA’s efforts to require them to comply with the terms of the franchise agreement that all other Hollywood agencies have now accepted.
On December 4, 2020, the WGA and individual writer counterclaimants filed their opposition to the motions for preliminary injunction filed by WME and CAA. The opposition was supported by evidence in the form of sworn declarations by Guild members, WGA executives and expert witnesses. Below are links to the opposition brief and declarations. A hearing is scheduled in federal district court in Los Angeles on December 18th.
WGA staff declarations
Expert and non-party declarations
*Note: redactions in these documents contain details that the parties have agreed would be accessible at this time only to the court and certain attorneys.