The Directors Guild of America said in a statement that its negotiators had reached preliminary agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on a new three-year contract, to take effect when the directors’ existing deal expires on June 30 ...
The agreement achieves a breakthrough for union members in several digital areas. It roughly doubles the residuals rate that was paid for decades when films and television programs were resold on cassettes or DVDs. And it requires Hollywood studios and production companies — for the first time — to pay a residual when advertising-supported programs are streamed for free over the Internet,
So now it's up to the WGA to determine if it's willing to shape its own deal to the contours of the DGA's agreement, but I'll make book that the AMPTP isn't going to give them more than the directors.
The $64 question: Will the percentages and terms the Directors Guild achieved be good enough for the scribes? I honestly have no idea, but I'm guessing that various writers will be giving their input to Patric Verrone and David Young.
And I'll go out on a limb here. Based on what I've seen and heard this past week in Orlando, the IATSE will be doing its next contract on the DGA's template.