Netflix UK, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and the Personal Managers’ Association (PMA) have signed a new deal on payments for UK writers.

The new deal on remuneration will apply to UK writers on Netflix scripted live-action commissioned series.

The deal is effective as of 1 February 2024 and is the first agreement between a streaming service, the WGGB and the PMA.

Anne Mensah, VP UK Content Netflix said: “Local writers are core to Netflix’s success in the UK and we are delighted to have reached a deal.”

Ellie Peers, WGGB General Secretary said: “For the first time in the UK, writers working for a global streamer will have their rights enshrined in a collective trade union agreement and will enjoy improved terms and conditions. We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Netflix.”

PMA said: “We are thrilled to have finally agreed a trailblazing deal on terms for UK writers that moves away from granting rights in perpetuity and introduces a structure for ongoing payments.”

The BBC, the WGGB and PMA also signed a new enhanced writers’ deal earlier this month.

Jon Creamer

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