WGA Contract Talks Continue

April 25, 2017

Buoyed by an overwhelming show of support for their bargain- ing position WGA leaders are expected to hold the line this week on their prime objectives: to save the guild’s ailing health plan, which faces projected deficits of $145 million over the next three years, and to improve the lot of TV writer-producers […]

WGA Members Approve Strike Authorization in Historic Turnout

April 24, 2017

The strike authorization was approved by 96.3% of the 6,310 writers who cast ballots, according to the WGA, a record 67.5% of eligible WGA members. A strike, if it comes to that, can’t begin until midnight May 1, when the current film and TV contract expires. A strike can still be averted if the WGA and […]

WGA-AMPTP Talks Off Again Until April 25

April 19, 2017

“After concluding [Monday’s] bargaining session, the WGA and the AMPTP agreed to resume negotiations on Tuesday, April 25, and have released a joint statement to the press announcing the schedule,” according to Chip Johannessen, Chris Keyser, Billy Ray, the WGA Negotiating Committee Co-Chairs. […]

WGA Contract Talks Resume Monday After Good Friday Recess

April 14, 2017

Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract recessed Friday in observance of the Good Friday holiday. The talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will resume on Monday and are expected to continue throughout the week as the WGA East and West begin polling their members for […]

WGA Contract Talks Resumed Monday with Conflicting Data

April 10, 2017

The Writers Guild and Hollywood’s studio alliance resumed talks Monday morning in Sherman Oaks, but a strike seems increasingly probable after … an analysis by The Hollywood Reporter indicates the guild’s demands are roughly triple the size of the deal the studios likely are willing to make. […]

Writers Say ‘Peak TV’ Has Hurt Them; Contract Talks Extended

April 8, 2017

Five days of bargaining are scheduled to begin Monday after an initial two weeks of talks ended with an impasse and an offer rejected by the guild. The WGA negotiating committee recommended a strike authorization vote, which the guild board and council both seconded. If no settlement is reached […]

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