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Writers Strike News Roundup: Monday, Dec. 17

Dec 17, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Writers Want One-On-One Negotiations …
The Writers Guild of America announced Saturday that it would be negotiating with production companies directly in an attempt to navigate around the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Daily Variety reports. David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants said Saturday that it was interested in moving forward with negotiations independent of CBS, which could put Letterman’s “Late Show,” and Craig Ferguson’s “Late, Late Show” back into production, the newspaper says.
Actors Stand Behind Writers
The Screen Actors Guild announced its support of the Writers Guild of America, pledging its continued solidarity with the writers Sunday, Daily Variety reports. SAG president Alan Rosenberg said in a letter to WGA members that SAG continues to support the writers’ efforts, and that their fight was also SAG’s fight, the newspaper says.
Writers Guild East, ABC News Settle on Contract
Nearly 250 ABC News employees represented by the Writers Guild of America East have ratified a contract with ABC News, the Hollywood Reporter says. Terms of the contract include 3.5% raises and $3,700 bonuses for full-time employees. The WGAE is still negotiating with CBS News, as well as the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the newspaper says.
Actors, Agents Skittish Over Golden Globes Reaction
E-mails are circulating between actors and agents regarding attendance at the Golden Globes, Deadline Hollywood Daily reports. Agents don’t want to put their clients in a tense situation as insiders speculate that the Globes will not receive a waiver from the Writers Guild of America. The lack of a waiver sets up the award show as a target for picketing, the blog reports. The WGA did grant the Screen Actors Guild awards a waiver, but the Guild hasn’t met yet to discuss the situation with the Globes, the blog says.
Andrew Krukowski

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  1. Will these one and one negotiations succeed and bring this hurting WGA strike to and end??????
    Is the animosity so deep that it is now impossible for the WGA and the AMPTP to reach a
    satisfactory solution?????

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