Today, we signed the same contract that the WGA signed with ICM a few weeks ago. We have handed over the signed agreement to the WGA and expect it to be distributed soon to the relevant members of the negotiating committee as well as to the relevant members. CAA said in a statement that it would work to bring its stake in Wiip into compliance with its WGA franchise agreement. No agency may sign the franchise agreement until it is able to prove that it has properly sold in accordance with the terms of this agreement. The guild will not be able to send writers in the faith back to its agencies and wait for the respect of agencies freed from their greatest pressure to do so. Nor will we be faced with telling authors to resign from their agency a second time if that agency does not comply. UPDATE: CAA has agreed to sign a franchise deal with the Writers Guild of America, Variety has learned, but the guild says it will not accept the terms as presented by the agency. In April 2018, the Guild informed the agencies of their intention to renegotiate their Artists` Manager Basic Agreement, and a year later, the authors voted overwhelmingly in favor of resigning the AMBA and all unauthorized agencies. “Since then,” the WGA said, “we have negotiated nine successive versions of the franchise agreement to take into account reasonable agency proposals between May 2019, when Verve was signed, and last summer, when we signed UTA and ICM. WME and CAA are the last agencies to come to the table.