The BLACKPINK contract negotiations continue.
18.09.2023 - 17:49 / variety.com
Gene Maddaus Senior Media Writer The Writers Guild of America will meet on Wednesday with the major studio alliance, as negotiations resume after a monthlong hiatus. The WGA confirmed the meeting with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in an email to members on Monday morning. The union has been on strike for 140 days.
“The WGA and AMPTP now have a confirmed schedule to bargain this week, starting on Wednesday,” the union said in the message. “You might not hear from us in the coming days while we are negotiating, but know that our focus is getting a fair deal for writers as soon as possible. We’ll reach out again when there is something of significance to report.” The two sides last met at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks on Aug.
18. Four studio heads then met with a handful of WGA leaders on Aug. 22 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel.
The WGA described that meeting as a “lecture” intended to “jam” the guild into accepting the studios’ Aug. 11 offer. The two sides have not met since then.
According to the AMPTP, the WGA called the alliance last Wednesday to request a meeting. The WGA confirmed only that the two sides were talking about restarting talks, but did not address who made the first call. The two sides remain far apart on streaming residuals and a proposal for a mandatory staffing level in TV writers rooms.
The BLACKPINK contract negotiations continue.
It’s been over 146 days since the Writer’s Guild of America went on strike after failing to come to a new contract with Hollywood’s studios, networks, and streamers. Over four months the AMPTP, which represents the Hollywood media companies, not only saw the WGA picket their studio lots and headquarters, but the Screen Actors Guild joined them.
As the WGA and the AMPTP begin meeting again to try and hash out a deal, members of the guild are back out on the picket line.
Negotiations between the WGA and studios CEOs on a deal to end the nearly five-month long writers’ strike look within sight.
WGA and Hollywood’s major studios are in the final phase of hammering out a three-year contract that will bring an end to one of the longest strikes in Hollywood history. Legal representatives for labor and management were said to be huddling on the fine print of language in complicated contract issues such as the use of generative artificial intelligence and groundbreaking elements for the WGA’s minimum basic agreement, such as a formula for a minimum staff guarantee for episodic TV and a “success-based” residual from subscription platforms that is designed to funnel more money into the WGA’s pension and health funds. The nitty gritty details of the terms around the AI proposal has been one of the final hurdles to overcome, multiple sources said.
The Writers Guild brass and studios CEOs were working tonight to close a deal to end the scribes’ strike , but it seems they aren’t quite there yet.
Jennifer Maas TV Business Writer Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Hollywood studios continued into Friday night as questions swirled around town regarding whether a deal had been reached or if talks had once again broken down. There is no word yet on a potential deal, but insiders with knowledge of ongoings in the room say there is momentum on both sides to find a resolution that will end the 144-day writers strike. Friday’s talks are said to have begun at approximately 11 a.m.
Gene Maddaus Senior Media Writer Four Hollywood CEOs returned to the bargaining table Thursday for a second day of talks with the Writers Guild of America, as the industry looked for signs of progress toward a deal that would end the 143-day strike. Sources said the studios made moves in multiple areas that they hoped would be enough to break the logjam. But it remained unclear if WGA leaders would see the AMPTP’s latest proposals and modifications as sufficient to meet writers’ demands.
EXCLUSIVE: The Writers Guild and studios and streamers are set to meet again tomorrow for further talks on a new contract for scribes.
Gene Maddaus Senior Media Writer The Writers Guild of America resumed bargaining with the major studios on Wednesday, as the 142-day writers strike closed in on a record duration. In a break from previous sessions, several top CEOs joined in the talks on Wednesday in Sherman Oaks. They were Bob Iger of Disney, Ted Sarandos of Netflix, Donna Langley of NBCUniversal and David Zaslav of Warner Bros.
This week, the Writers Guild of America is set to meet with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to resume negotiations after last meeting on Aug. 18.
The writers and the studios are set to sit down to resume negotiations on Wednesday.
Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor Bill Maher has decided to stop the clock on the return of “Real Time.” The comedian, who last week vowed to put his topical HBO program back into production, now says he will delay it for a while longer. “My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening and there was no end in sight to this strike,” he said via social media.
Cynthia Littleton Business Editor After an 11-week blackout, Nexstar and DirecTV agreed to restore more than 150 Nexstar-owned local TV stations to the satcaster’s lineup amid progress in contract negotiations. Nexstar and DirecTV released a joint statement early Sunday to disclose that the stations would begin returning to DirecTV’s channel menu, with a focus on NFL-heavy markets where Nexstar has CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates.
The writers and the studios are set to get back around the negotiating table.
BreAnna Bell Insiders say CBS’ daytime series, “The Talk” is eyeing a return for Sept. 18 despite the ongoing WGA strike. CBS has declined to comment.
“The Drew Barrymore Show” sustained striking members of the Writers Guild as it returned to the studio on Monday to film two episodes of the upcoming fourth season.
Anna Tingley Around 15 picketers gathered outside CBS Studios in New York on Monday morning to protest Drew Barrymore’s decision to bring back her eponymous daytime talk show amid the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. “The Drew Barrymore Show” is set to return Sept.
Drew Barrymore is speaking out.
announced that her talk show would resume production in a statement posted to Instagram. The move came seemingly out of nowhere, as no other hosts have made any public statements about potentially going back to work amid the strike, and it caught many by surprise.