Also: Ryan & Kelly an early hit; Steve Harvey names new EP; WGN-TV launches new lifestyle show Whew… that was close! The Writers Guild Of America and The American Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached a tentative last-minute deal Tuesday morning averting a strike that would have sent writers to the picket line. The agreement comes after a week […]
While there is currently labor discord in the NFL and with public employees in Wisconsin, there is labor peace in one place where there was turmoil nearly four years ago – Hollywood. The Writers Guild of America and The Association of Motion Picture of Television Producers – who represents the major Hollywood studios and the television networks – reached a […]
It’s finally over. With 92.5 percent of the vote, the WGA on both coasts voted to return to work effective on Wednesday, ending the 14-week strike which cost everybody involved – the networks, the advertisers, the city of Los Angeles, the studios – and the writers. Snoopy: (c) United Features Syndicate, Inc.
WGA West and WGA East are expected to vote on Tuesday whether or not to accept the tentative agreement hammered out by the studios and the guild. If the writers accept the deal (and that is likely the case), production could resume on many TV series by midweek. The WGA Strike Central section on the sidebar of this blog will […]
With the Screen Actors Guild boycotting the Golden Globes and the WGA about to enforce its strike rules against Jay Leno (which NBC said is a violation of Federal labor laws), one could think that this mess in Hollywood between the WGA and AMPTP would get any worse… But don’t laugh Chicagoans – if our version of the WGA and […]
The AMPTP has offered the WGA a “Digital Plan” regarding payments of residuals from new media (i.e. the Internet, DVDs, etc.). The WGA says it will take four days to think about it, and come back to the bargaining table Tuesday. UPDATE: The Writer’s Guild has indicated that it has rejected the offer. which basically means, were back at square […]
The AMPTP and the WGA will return to the bargaining table Sunday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in hopes to avert a Writer’s Strike that will kick off Monday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific. Note: I have added “WGA Strike Central” to the sidebar for the latest info on the strike. The three links added were from the LA Times, Nikki […]