Netflix UK signs renumeration agreement for scripted series writers
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Netflix UK signs renumeration agreement for scripted series writers

Netflix UK have reached a renumeration deal with the Writers Guild of Great Britain and the Personal Managers’ Association which will affect the rights and position of scripted series writers.

The deal is the first of its kind, improving the positions of UK writers working on scripted live-action series. According to the WGGB website, writers will be entitled to a fee of £17,000 for a one-off 60-minute show, and £15,000 for a series. 

In a statement about the groundbreaking agreement, Ellie Peers, general secretary for the WGGB, shared, “For the first time in the U.K., writers working for a global streamer will have their rights enshrined in a collective trade union agreement and will enjoy improved terms and conditions. We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Netflix.” 

“Local writers are core to Netflix’s success in the U.K. and we are delighted to have reached a deal,” the U.K’s Vice President of content at Netflix, Anne Mensah, added. The deal will be retroactively effective from February 1st, 2024.

Last year, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain showed their support the strikes carried out by the Writers Guild of Americawith a protest in Leicester Square. The WGA disputes lasted for almost five months as they fought for residuals and restriction of artificial intelligence.

A tentative agreement was reached at the end of September, but a number of Netflix shows were delayed by the strikes. Production was halted on shows such as Stranger Things and Big Mouth, pushing their expected release dates back. 

Read the WGGB statement about the new renumeration deal below.