06 April 2011
Posted in Film
A summary of the film credits arbitration process has been published by the Writers' Guild
Credits Arbitration is one of the Guild’s most important services to its members. It protects the professional reputation of every screenwriter by making sure that the credit each receives is accurate and appropriate.
In the interests of transparency and to clarify its arbitration process the Guild's Film Committee decided that it was important for the essence of how the service worked in practice to be published on the website in order to aid both writers and those working with writers.
The procedure outlined is all about integrity. The process itself is discreet and without prejudice. The result is binding on all parties.
The short document below captures the essence of the Guidelines.
Download further details of the arbitration process (pdf).
Update (12.04.11): This article has been revised to reflect the fact that the guidelines are 'new' (ie it is the first time they have been published) but the process has not been 'revised' as previously stated.