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2016

WGA Members Still Paying For Last Strike!

27 March, 2017 (17:06) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb March 27, 2017 2:54pm It’s been more than nine years since the last WGA strike ended, with another now looming, but guild members still are paying for it. According to the WGA West’s most recent report filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, 45 writers still owed the guild $392,883 in strike […]

Did the Writers Guild Sandbag the Studios With Short Talks?

26 March, 2017 (15:33) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

1:05 PM PDT 3/26/2017 by Jonathan Handel The WGA brought a complex and expensive agenda to the negotiating table but allotted only two weeks, perhaps intending a quasi-impasse to tee up a strike authorization vote. As the current Writers Guild of America talks were being planned months ago, the union told studio negotiators that two […]

WGA “Broke Off Negotiations,” Producers Claim As Strike Vote Looms!

25 March, 2017 (12:51) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by Dominic Patten March 24, 2017 7:46pm One day before negotiations originally were scheduled to end between the WGA and AMPTP, the labor tension in Hollywood is at a 10-year high. As the scribes now confirm Deadline’s exclusive of earlier today that a strike-authorization vote has been called, the producers shot back this evening with […]

WGA Negotiators Call for Strike Authorization!

24 March, 2017 (23:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary March 24, 2017 | 07:26PM PT Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have asked their 12,000 members for strike authorization, following two weeks of negotiations. The WGA leaders have asserted that the talks with the Alliance of Motion Pictures & Television Producers, which launched March 13, have been […]

WGA Strike Vote Could Be “Very Soon” As Talks Continue!

24 March, 2017 (18:42) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb and Dominic Patten March 24, 2017 5:42pm EXCLUSIVE: With one day left in scheduled negotiations between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers over a new film and TV contract, a strike vote by the scribes is now looking like a real possibility. “That’s the way the wind is […]