This spring, the Writers Guild of America, West demanded a $3 million bond from Nickelodeon because of “chronically late residuals payment and inadequate reporting practices”. At that time, the Guild threatened to issue a stop work order for writers who worked on Nick shows if the Viacom-owned network failed to pay up. Now WGA says Nickelodeon has come through and it has collected $11 million in payments for writers who work on Nick shows. Nickelodeon tonight released the following statement: “We have the utmost respect and admiration for all of our writers, and have worked very hard with the WGA over the past months to ensure all residual payments have been made. As the Guild notes, we have now completely remedied the situation, and we look forward to a continued excellent working relationship with our writers.”
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