A: Contact the Writers Guild East or West, depending on where you signed your collective agreement. WGA`s jurisdiction includes any employment of a signatory company for writing services, options, or sales of literary material by “professional writers” to a signatory company, as well as options or sales of writers that the company treats as “professional writers” within the meaning of the MBA. You can use this guide as a reference if you employ writers or purchase materials. Please call WGAW Contracts at (323) 782-4501 if you have any questions. Make sure the deal is done before asking the author to start writing services. (Article 9, Article 13.B paragraph 1.) The Writers Guild of America is the organization that negotiates the Master Basic Agreement (MBA), National, Network, PBS, etc.) with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and Studios. Employers can register through the AMPTP or contact the guild directly. Send weekly work lists with all employed authors and authors from whom literary material has been acquired to the WGAW Members Department at 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, and to the WGAE Members Department at 250 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10015. (Article 3) A: The package includes a general overview note of the current MBA agreement, Information and related forms about the company that must be completed and returned to the funds. .