Writers Strike: End in Sight?

It looks like there could be some movement in the writer’s strike. This statement was released this evening by the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, although no statement has been issued by the Writers Guild of America.

“The AMPTP today unveiled a New Economic Partnership to the WGA, which includes groundbreaking moves in several areas of new media, including streaming, content made for new media and programming delivered over digital broadcast channels. The entire value of the New Economic Partnership will deliver more than $130 million in additional compensation above and beyond the more than $1.3 billion writers already receive each year. In response, the WGA has asked for time to study the proposals. While we strongly preferred to continue discussions, we respect and understand the WGA’s desire to review the proposals. We look forward to resuming talks on Tuesday, December 4.

We continue to believe that there is common ground to be found between the two sides, and that our proposal for a New Economic Partnership offers the best chance to find it.”

We want the writers to get a fair shake, but we also want to get new episodes of “Lost,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” If the WGA thinks this is a good offer, things could be back on track pronto.

1 Comment

  1. Will said,

    December 3, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Writer’s strike huh? Poor guys, I hope they can feed their families on a measly 130 million. That is highway robbery that only the likes of Latrell Sprewell can understand.

    How about get back to work making tons of money while I continue to schlep out my modest living on 60+ hrs a week.

    Alex Perez for President of the WGA!