DID YOU KNOW?

  • "Writer" comes from the Latin ritem, meaning "unhygienic and doughy."

  • Six out of 10 non-Judd Apatow movies never recoup their original investment.

  • In television, some 85 - 90% of series fail before they can be syndicated, and many of them fail before the very first act break.

  • Many writers are Jewish, or Jewish-ish.

  • Writers receive tremendous residuals on special-edition laserdiscs. The WGA never talks about that!

  • "Viva Laughlin" was written by a writer.

  • In 2006, the average MPAA film cost over $100 million, most of it spent on writing. (We believe "writing" encompasses acting, visual effects, marketing and whatever gaffers do.)

  • There is no such thing as supplemental or ancillary or secondary market any longer and hasn't been for years. There is also no such thing as Bigfoot or a "female orgasm."

  • A cheetah can run 46 miles per hour!

  • Over the past 10 years, Producers paid in excess of $10 billion in residuals, including at least $1 billion to WGA members and $43 million to the kid from Jerry Maguire.

  • For the 2006/07 television season, six of the top ten series were non-scripted programming. And by the way, how funny is Flavor Flav? Seriously, he is hilarious and not at all an embarrassing racial stereotype.