Saturday, November 17, 2007

Striking Writers Agree to Talk

From Variety:

Studios and networks will resume negotiations with striking writers on Nov. 26.

The WGA remains on strike. The companies recently dropped their insistence that the strike had to stop, at least temporarily, as a condition of restarting negotiations.

The Friday night announcement came on the 12th day of the strike in the form of
a joint statement from the
Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

Both sides have agreed to a news blackout.

"Leaders from the AMPTP and the WGA have mutually agreed to resume formal negotiations on November 26," the statement said. "No other details or press statements will be issued."

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This is certainly good news, and the most promising sign we have seen so far of an agreeable resolution to the writers' strike. Especially with the current handwringing about what this year's awards shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes would be like if the writers were still on strike.

It wouldn't be pretty.

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