Just this morning (Feb 2), reports a Hollywood Reporter bulletin, at the PGA’s annual nominees breakfast, Marshall Herskovitz, president of the Producers Guild of America, called upon the AMPTP and the WGA to set aside their self-interest and reach an agreement that will end the current strike. Herskovitz said that neither the WGA nor the AMPTP can honestly say they’ve done everything they can to resolve the strike.
Shortly after that announcement, the Associated Press released a bulletin saying that next week may find the Writers Guild and AMPTP reaching agreement on the major issues that have been bones of contention since the strike began.
As well, Variety is reporting this evening that breakthroughs have been made in the informal strike talks on Friday and Saturday:
Insiders said there was enough progress being made to raise the prospect of WGA leaders bringing a contract proposal directly to the boards of the WGA West and WGA East, possibly bypassing the resumption of formal bargaining between the WGA and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Insiders indicated that lawyers for both sides were exchanging drafts of proposed contract language this weekend.
Looks like the Oscars may have stars on the red carpet after all.