Writers Guild, AMPTP to Start New TV and Theatrical Contract Talks

Mar 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers are beginning negotiations on Thursday for a new film and TV contract, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

The guild’s current contract expires on May 1. The previous negotiations for the WGA ended in a 100-day strike, with the sticking points being how writers are paid for work distributed through new media, the article says.

This year’s negotiations are aimed at more traditional goals, such as increases in wages, improved working conditions and higher contributions to the union’s health and pension fund, the story notes.

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