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Studio Negotiators Meeting Saturday in Advance of Resuming WGA Talks Sunday

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:38:45 +0000

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Two more days of talks may be all that separates the entertainment industry from a strike.

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WGA Says Cost of Settling is "Reasonable" But Figures Suggest Wide Gap Remains

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:40:18 +0000

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There’s been movement, but there may still be a quarter-billion dollar spread between the parties.

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WGA Negotiations Slow as SAG-AFTRA Sets Talks for Mid-May

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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Strike odds are 50-50, observers say, but, walkout or not, SAG-AFTRA — which supports the WGA — will begin bargaining next month.

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TV Writers Speak Out on Strike Plans and Why the Last Walkout Was "a Huge Success"

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:17:55 +0000

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The "Peak TV" era is great creatively, says a trio of rank-and-file WGA members, but writers suffer financially while companies rake in the profits: "I feel like we are willing to work with the AMPTP, and it doesn't feel like they are willing to work with us."

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Writers Strike Preparations Begin: How a Work Stoppage Would Impact Hollywood

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:40:00 +0000

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The reality of a strike grows more real as agents report that they haven't seen any extensive contingency planning on the studios' part: "They haven't prepared like they did last time."

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Why I Voted to Authorize a Writers Strike Despite Being "Scared Shitless" (Guest Column)

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:40:00 +0000

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Marc Bernardin, a former senior editor at THR and other publications, left his day job to become a screenwriter. Now he's terrified of what might happen to him.

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WGA Talks Resume: Inside the Offers (and Counteroffers) on the Table

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:58:41 +0000

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It’s difficult to see how a multi-hundred million dollar gap will be bridged prior to the May 1 contract expiration, but on an issue-by-issue basis, the parties have moved closer.

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WGA Members Authorize Strike With Negotiations Set to Resume Tuesday

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:32:24 +0000

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A resounding 96.3 percent voted yes.

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SAG-AFTRA Blasts Accusatory Letter as Hollywood Labor Turmoil Accelerates

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:29:10 +0000

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With a potential WGA strike looming, SAG-AFTRA is suddenly drawn towards a whirlpool by an election-season letter on the eve of the actors union's own studio negotiations.

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Writers Strike, Ad Worries Loom as Hollywood Earnings Season Kicks Off

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:47:10 +0000

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Ahead of upfront advertising sales season, Wall Street experts expect sector CEOs to get quizzed on the state of ad affairs and their outlook.

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Writers Guild Strike Authorization Meetings Continue With Beverly Hills Confab

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:04:10 +0000

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The Wednesday night meeting was the guild members' last chance to vote in person, but online voting continues through midday Monday.

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AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund in the Spotlight at ASCAP Expo

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:30:00 +0000

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The little-known AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund pays royalties even to oft-neglected session musicians and backup singers.

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WGA Members Gather as Strike Authorization Vote Begins

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:31:42 +0000

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Said guild president Howard Rodman, “A strike authorization … is the single best and largest piece of leverage we have to get writers what they need and deserve. … [T]he companies don't want to give us a penny they don't have to. It's that simple.”

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Writers Guild Edges Closer to Strike With Talks Suspended Until Next Week

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:07:01 +0000

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A one-week postponement will leave just five more days of talks before a threatened walkout.

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Writers Guild Talks Extended to Next Week

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:51:07 +0000

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Next week is one of the last opportunities to bridge an enormous divide in the size of the deal each side is looking for.

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