Deal allows Internet writers to join guild

The Writers Guild of America East has recruited 11 digital production shingles as signatories to the WGA’s minimum basic agreement.

Deal means that scribes working on made-for-Internet fare at those shingles will become WGA East members if they are not already guild-repped. It’s part of a push at the guild to recruit indie production ventures early on rather than having to organize their scribes on a project by project basis later on.

The pact will bring at least two dozen new members to the guild at the outset, according to the WGAE.

Among the companies signing on are Dinosaur Diorama TV, which produces the popular web skeins “All’s Faire,” “The All For Nots” and “Greg and Donny.”

Others include Kapri Prods. (“Life After Lisa”), New Jill Prods. (“Jack & Jill”), Tailslating LLC (“The Haley Project”) and Super Heroic Pictures (“Issues the Series”).

Signing on with the (guild) is a very important step for creators and the industry to gain the respect we deserve,” said Dinosaur Diorama principal Thom Woodley. “It recognizes that web video is becoming a force to be reckoned with in entertainment, and it helps to validate the medium.”

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