Signatory Procedures:

A Company intending to employ, option or purchase literary material must be signatory prior to entering into an agreement with a Writer. In order to obtain signatory status, a company must complete the following steps:

Step 1.

Click below to download the signatory application:

2023 MBA (September 25, 2023 through May 1, 2026)


Contact the Signatories Department to request a signatory application.
· Department Telephone: (323) 782-4514
· Department Fax: (323) 782-4807
· Department Email: Signatories

Step 2.

Complete and sign the application then submit it with a draft of the writer's contract using this secure transfer link:

Submit a completed signatory application


The Signatories Department will review the application to determine if additional information and/or documents are needed (which may include various financial assurances). The Guild’s acceptance of your Company as a signatory may depend upon your properly executing all signatory documents.

If your company is not deemed an appropriate signatory, you will be notified. If the Guild accepts your Company as a signatory, you will be mailed a countersigned Letter of Adherence.

The Producer-WGA Pension and Health Plans will separately determine your Company’s status to the Trust Agreements.

2023 Minimum Basic Agreement and MOA