WGA, AMPTP Go Back to the Negotiating Table

Coming, as predicted, on the heels of the Director’s Guild of America’s deal with the AMPTP, the Writer’s Guild of America is heading back to the negotiating table. Cinema Blend has a few quotes on the topic, including one from a top Producer predicting the Writer’s strike to end within 2 weeks of negotiations and that they’ll follow the deal blueprint the DGA used.

Negotiations between the WGA and the AMPTP slammed to a halt back on December 7th, when the AMPTP accused the WGA of wanting to be on strike, refusing to deal, and acting like a bunch of clowns. The WGA stayed away from the table after that, stating a refusal to accept any offer below what they’re were asking for. See this related story from December.

A deal reached by February 1st could bring most productions back to shooting life in two to four weeks, with post-production companies waiting another two or so weeks after that. Hollywood could resume wasting money on sequels and remakes at their previous pace by Mid-March. Stay tuned for more updates.

Talking Point: Should the WGA stick to their demands or follow the DGAs contract blueprint?

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