Start of WGA Contract Talks with AMPTP Delayed Until May 18

May 10, 2020

The WGA and the AMPTP have delayed the start of their contract negotiations by a week because of scheduling issues. The talks for a new film and TV deal, which had been set to start next week, will now begin on May 18. The AMPTP is also in the midst of negotiating a new contract with SAG-AFTRA. The WGA’s current pact had been set to expire on May 1, but after considerable wrangling, it agreed to the AMPTP’s offer to extend […]

SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Agree to Start Film and TV Contract Talks Next Week

April 25, 2020

SAG-AFTRA and management’s AMPTP said Friday that they will start negotiations for a new film and TV contract on Monday. In a joint statement, they said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state government stay-at-home orders, the talks will be conducted via video teleconference. Their current contract expires June 30. SAG-AFTRA president […]

Writers Guild Exec Says No Deal on Studio Talks, has Harsh Words for AMPTP

April 24, 2020

The apparent hang-up? The guild had suggested that the WGA Health Fund extend eligibility to participants who would otherwise lose coverage through the end of the year because they fail to meet the required earnings threshold. The AMPTP had responded that it would discuss that proposal internally. Eligibility is a matter that would generally be handled by […]

Studios Agree to May 11 Negotiations with Writers Guild

April 19, 2020

The AMPTP has agreed to a proposal from the WGA that talks between the parties, delayed from March 23 by the pandemic, will start next month, according to a letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. In the Friday letter, AMPTP president Carol Lombardini tells WGA West executive director David Young that the studio alliance agrees with his suggestion in a Friday email that the parties exchange initial proposals May 1 and begin talks May 11. […]

Directors Guild Ratifies Three-Year AMPTP Agreement

April 4, 2020

The Directors Guild of America ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement, an expected move after the guild’s board unanimously recommended the agreement to members. The new contract’s term takes effect July 1. The agreement between the DGA and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was passed by an “overwhelming majority,” DGA president Thomas Schlamme […]

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