Web Series / Digital Caucus

The goal of the Web Series / Digital Caucus is to serve as community for professional writers who develop content for digital distribution. The Web Series / Digital Caucus operates with an understanding that there are two active and significant classes of professional writers, those self-financing projects (indie) and those negotiating distribution deals with studios, platforms and networks (developed).  This caucus also serves writers focused in the video and mobile gaming industry.

The aim is to engage as many participants from both classes to help establish expectations of income, pension and benefits among these professional writers, and avoid their being pushed into the limits of a gig economy lifestyle.

Writers working on web series that are produced by companies that are WGA signatories can apply for WGAE membership.  Examples of digital series that are WGA covered include big budget new media programs  HOUSE OF CARDS and MASTER OF NONE, as well as the independently produced webseries HIGH MAINTENANCE and F TO 7TH.  For more information on the benefits of having your web series WGA covered, please contact Jenna Bond, Member Services Manager, by email or at (212) 767-7887.

The WGAE Web Series Digital Caucus holds 3-4 meetings annually and hosts events throughout the year.

Recent events:

  • Navigating the Business of Entertainment: When to call the WGAE or an attorney
  • Seed & Spark Crowdfunding Workshop
  • Issa Rae Productions Workshop on Independent Digital Series Production