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US: CAA joins in suit against Hollywood writers

 |  July 2, 2019

The agency made its move days after the Guild responded to earlier suits by WME and UTA by accusing eight Hollywood agencies and the Association of Talent Agents of collusion.

In papers filed by CAA in California, the agency alleges the Guild to be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, arguing the lawsuit was necessary because Guild leadership was attempting a group boycott and “staggering” restraint of trade.

The suit alleges the WGA has “conspired with and induced” non-labour groups including producers, non-licensed managers and attorneys, to join the group boycott in a “power grab” aimed at ending agency television packaging and affiliated production entities.

Full Content: Screen Daily

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