WGA Confirms Resumption Of AMPTP Negotiations On Wednesday:
Wednesday, the Writers Guild of America and the major studio alliance will recommence negotiations after a month’s break. Monday morning, the WGA verified the meeting with the Alliance of Motion Picture as well as Television Producers via email to its members.
The union’s strike has lasted for 140 days. “The WGA as well as AMPTP have a verified negotiation schedule for this week, beginning on Wednesday.
You may not hear from us within the coming days as we negotiate a fair arrangement for writers, but know that we are committed to reaching an agreement as soon as feasible. We will contact you again when we have something significant to report.
“In the interim, please continue to demonstrate your commitment as well as unity through coming out to the picket lines for yourselves as well as fellow writers, SAG-AFTRA, other union members, and all those in our community affected by the strikes,” the guild requested.
Wga As Well As Amptp Now Have A Confirmed Negotiation Schedule:
“The WGA as well as AMPTP now have a definite schedule to negotiate this week, beginning on Wednesday,” the missive read.
“You may not hear from us within the coming days as we negotiate an equitable arrangement for writers, but know that our priority is to reach an agreement as quickly as possible. We’ll reach again when there’s something of importance to report.”
The parties last convened on August 18 at the AMPTP headquarters within Sherman Oaks. On August 22, four studio chiefs convened with several WGA leaders at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel.
The WGA characterized that meeting as a “lecture” designed to “jam” the guild into adopting the August 11 offer from the studios. It follows the confirmation by both parties upon Thursday that they were going back to the negotiating table.
In Accordance To The Amptp, The Wga Requested A Meeting With The Alliance Last Wednesday:
Since then, the two parties have not met. According to the AMPTP, the WGA requested a meeting with the alliance on Wednesday. The WGA verified only that the two parties were discussing resuming negotiations, but did not specify who initiated contact.
As the writers’ strike enters its 140th day, there is a renewed belief this week that a resolution can be reached.
There have been rumors of tensions between studios and streaming services, and the writers have gained confidence after a number of high-profile talk radio hosts, involving Drew Barrymore as well as Bill Maher, reversed their choices to return their programs during the strike.
Regarding streaming residuals as well as a proposal for a mandatory personnel level in television writers’ rooms, the parties continue to be at odds.
Drew Barrymore Announced Upon Sunday That The Premiere Of Her Talk Show Would Be Delayed:
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Drew Barrymore announced upon Sunday that she will postpone the premiere of her talk show shortly after receiving criticism for resuming production while more than 11,000 movie and television writers remain upon strike.
“I’ve listened to everyone, as well as I’ve decided to delay the premiere of the show till the strike was over,” Barrymore wrote within a statement posted to her authorized Instagram account early Sunday morning.
On Instagram Earlier This Month, Barrymore Clarified Her Stance Regarding The Revival Of Her Show:
“I cannot find the words to express my sincerest contrition to anyone I have offended as well as of course, to our extraordinary team who has made the program what it is today.
We endeavored to find a means to proceed. And I sincerely anticipate a resolution for everyone in the sector in the near future,” she wrote.
Barrymore’s statement follows a difficult week for the actress as well as TV host, who was criticized by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for defending her decision to recommence production without WGA writers despite the ongoing dual strikes within Hollywood.
In a statement posted to Instagram a few weeks ago, Barrymore explained her stance regarding the revival of her program.
She explained why she “walked away” from hosting the MTV Movie as well as TV Awards within May, stating that “it had direct conflict with what the labor protest had to deal alongside, involving studios, streamers, film, as well as television.”