Writers, Studios to Resume Talks!

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http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=39424

Source: AMPTP, WGA
November 17, 2007


As studios have started to postpone movie productions and networks continue to shut down due to the writers strike, some good news has finally come in.

Late Friday, both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) made the following announcement:

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

Stay tuned for more on this as it develops.
 
They only talking again because movies started getting affected earlier then they thought the studios thought they would.
 
Thank God. I was starting to wonder how long the studios expected the strike to last before viewers went on strike too.
 
they need to hurry this up and why wait until the 26th
 
I hope writers will finally get their money for DVD and Internet distribution and also will rise their salaries. They really deserve all this!
 
Yes. They really do.

Either that or they should officially enslave the writers and make it official.
 
Do they? Really?

Yes, they do. They're the real creators of movies. It's their ideas and without them there wouldn't be any films at all. The highest amount paid to writer was $4m for Shane Black's The Long Kiss Goodnight.
 
Yes, they do. They're the real creators of movies. It's their ideas and without them there wouldn't be any films at all.

I agree. The studios are making an incredible amount of extra money with DVDs and online distribution, and the writer don't see any of that.
 
I'm glad the studios are blinking first. Writers deserve what they're asking for.
 
I'm still not quite holding my breath. I don't see the studios cutting much of a deal... maybe they'll yield on the DVDs, but I highly, HIGHLY doubt they'll budge on the internet profits so quickly (or vice versa, no DVD gain and standard rate for internet profits). I actually believe the studios (typically competitors) are just now getting to a point where they agree on something... but not enough to make a big difference.

It would be nice though... this season could, in theory, actually finish.
 
I want some of my TV shows back. I really want films to start being written and filmed, because even though we don't feel the magnitude of it now, we will later on next year.
 
It's about time. I hope they can resolve this 'cause there's some scripts I'd like to see written. *coughspider-man4cough*
 
The sad thing is we already know this is giving us nothing.
The strike will still go on past Feb 2008. You wait and see.

:csad:
 
The sad thing is we already know this is giving us nothing.
The strike will still go on past Feb 2008. You wait and see.

:csad:

You think? If that's the case, then the simpsons are totally screwed, 'cause they need the scripts like 9 months before the season starts
 
I hope they work something out...I need more of The Office, Heroes, Lost, etc.
 
If the strike ended before January, we could still get new episodes for most shows.
 

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