WGA Contract Talks Coming Down to Wire

March 23, 2017

Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract are coming down to the wire. The talks, which started March 13, were scheduled to conclude Saturday. If negotiations stall, however, the leadership of the WGA East and WGA West would most likely ask members for a strike authorization. […]

Hollywood Writers: Jobs Increase, Payments Decrease

March 21, 2017

Screenwriters are unhappy ­— their inflation-adjusted average wages dropped by 21 percent during the 2010-15 period — but more than twice as many writers now work in TV as in features, leading to a feeling that these negotiations are TV-centric. […]

‘Progress Being Made’ at WGA Contract Talks

March 17, 2017

After a week of hard bargaining, a source close to the ongoing WGA contract talks told Deadline that “there is progress being made and it’s very cordial.” The negotiations, which began Monday, are being held under a strict media blackout […]

Slate Editorial Staff Votes to Unionize with WGA East

March 17, 2017

Slate’s editorial staff joins a labor movement that has proven to be the most effective way for creative professionals to have a seat at the table and build sustainable careers in the billion-dollar digital media industry,” said WGA East executive […]

‘Tension’ Reported at WGA, AMPTP Talks

March 15, 2017

“It was very tense and got a little heated,” one insider told Deadline about Day 1 of talks between the two sides at the AMPTP’s Sherman Oaks headquarters. “There’s a big divide when it comes to expectations and a lot of mistrust, more than I’ve seen before,” the source added. The talks are over a new […]

WGA Contract Talks Start Monday

March 13, 2017

Suggesting that another showdown with the AMPTP might be coming over new media, guild leaders told their members last month that “new models of development, production and distribution, while making the companies richer, have not worked to your individual or collective advantage.” […]

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