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SAG-AFTRA Makes Inroads As Video Game Strike Drags On.

16 May, 2017 (11:49) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb May 15, 2017 5:55pm David Robb As SAG-AFTRA prepares for its upcoming round of negotiations for a new film and TV contract, it continues to pressure a different set of employers – video game producers – in a labor dispute that is the longest strike in the history of SAG. Related As […]

AMPTP Offers To Boost Payments To WGA Health Plan As Strike Deadline Looms!

30 April, 2017 (22:45) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb April 30, 2017 7:24pm Major moves were made during Sunday’s negotiations for a new WGA contract, with the companies now offering the WGA more than they were asking for to bail out the guild’s ailing health plan. Related WGA & AMPTP: Rare Sunday Talks ‘Moving Closer’ To Deal A source close to […]

Studios Present New Offer to Writers as Mysterious Memo Warns “Be Ready to Strike”

30 April, 2017 (17:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

1:35 PM PDT 4/30/2017 by Jonathan Handel A walkout at an economic cost of $200 million per week seems increasingly likely — but could still be averted. Meanwhile, a reported memo from the WGA isn’t actually from the WGA. Hollywood moved closer to its first major strike in a decade Sunday, with studio and WGA […]

WGA And AMPTP: Rare Sunday Talks “Moving Closer” To Deal!

30 April, 2017 (13:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb April 30, 2017 10:53am Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract will resume this afternoon in advance of tomorrow night’s strike deadline. The rare Sunday bargaining session is a sign that the two sides are “moving closer to a deal,” a knowledgable source told Deadline. Related WGA & AMPTP Talks […]

Studio Negotiators Meeting Saturday (Today) in Advance of Resuming WGA Talks Sunday.

29 April, 2017 (13:19) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

10:44 AM PDT 4/29/2017 by Jonathan Handel  Two more days of talks may be all that separates the entertainment industry from a strike. The AMPTP studio alliance and studio personnel themselves are meeting Saturday to formulate an offer to the Writers Guild of America ahead of talks scheduled for Sunday and Monday. Those talks, including […]