Settlement with Constantin Film Development
December 9, 2021
Constantin Film Development (Constantin) has reached an agreement with the Guild regarding the payment of foreign residuals and pension and health contributions. The parties have also settled the pending arbitration claim. which will result in the company paying $1.1 million in residuals due to writers. Therefore, effective immediately, Constantin is once again a WGA signatory company and WGA members can perform writing services for it.
All writers owe a debt of gratitude to the WGA members who stopped writing for Constantin upon the issuance of the October 29 Working Rule 8 order. Constantin abandoned its attempt to undercut writers’ standards and conditions because of its need for WGA writers now and in the future.