Quick Takes: How do you feel about the agreement between the WGA and AMPTP?

May 14, 2001  •  Post A Comment

“I think we achieved some adjustments in our residual formulas … [but] we’re still way behind where we ought to be at this point. I look forward to working more diligently with the directors guild on the significant reduction of the possessory credit.”
Victoria Riskin, TV long-form writer, WGA board of directors member
“For [me], it is really a breath of fresh air–not enough air to inflate the entire balloon but certainly enough to get it lifting off the ground. … For all intents and purposes, I’m happy that writers are being embraced on more than just the start-up level.”
Carey Hayes, writer/producer, WGA member
“It’s one great big giant sigh of relief. With the industry changing, it’s not a good time for a strike. Both sides have demonstrated a willingness to change with the times. There are still issues to be settled, but there’s always next time.”
Jarre Fees, writer, WGA member