November 15, 2007 Jill

Marcela Fernandez Violante, a feature writer from Mexico, spoke on behalf of her guild.  She told us television writers in Mexico are not covered by any union.  The Sección de Autores y Adaptadores del Cine del STPC only covers film writers.  Although the telenovela is enormously popular, the writers have none of the protections that a guild provides.