SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP to resume bargaining

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) are scheduled to resume bargaining discussions on Monday, October 2. Throughout the 76-day strike, SAG-AFTRA has received tremendous support and solidarity from its members. The union expressed its gratitude for the overwhelming displays of … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP to resume bargaining”

WGA, AMPTP reach tentative agreement

Hell yeah! In a momentous turn of events, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have successfully hammered out a groundbreaking tentative three-year contract, bringing Hollywood close to the end of the most protracted strikes in entertainment history. After months of intense on-and-off negotiations, the two … Continue reading “WGA, AMPTP reach tentative agreement”

WGA, AMPTP issue joint statement; talks resume tomorrow

In a surprising turn of events, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have issued a rare joint statement following the resumption of talks between the two parties. The straightforward email to members simply reads, “The WGA and AMPTP met for bargaining today and will meet … Continue reading “WGA, AMPTP issue joint statement; talks resume tomorrow”

WGA, AMPTP resume talks; Studio CEO’s present

As the strike reaches a monumental day 142, the pressure to end the strike has intensified. With talks between the WGA and the AMPTP resuming today, a group of studio CEOs has joined the bargaining session in Sherman Oaks. Disney CEO Bob Iger, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, and NBCUniversal … Continue reading “WGA, AMPTP resume talks; Studio CEO’s present”

Talk shows pause returns as WGA, AMPTP set negotiation date

Several television hosts, including Drew Barrymore, have reversed their decisions to return to work amid the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strike in response to criticism from writers and actors. Bill Maher, Jennifer Hudson made a similar decision, and CBS’ The Talk also reversed its course. The shows also cite the new negotiation date set by … Continue reading “Talk shows pause returns as WGA, AMPTP set negotiation date”

WGA and AMPTP set negotiation schedule

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have officially confirmed their negotiation schedule for the upcoming week. Negotiations are set to commence on Wednesday, marking a significant step in addressing the concerns of writers in the industry. According to a statement sent to Guild members, it … Continue reading “WGA and AMPTP set negotiation schedule”

If strike talks fall apart, legacy studios should leave AMPTP

Last night, Reel 360 News reported that the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) were going to resume talks next week. It has been a grueling five months of picketing for writers and two months for actors. Real talk, it gets boiling around Warner Bros. by 11 … Continue reading “If strike talks fall apart, legacy studios should leave AMPTP”

WGA and AMPTP to resume talks next week

Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and major studios are set to resume next week, marking a significant development in the ongoing writers’ strike that has been ongoing for four months. Variety was the first to report this news. The WGA has requested a meeting with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television … Continue reading “WGA and AMPTP to resume talks next week”

AMPTP says studios are “fully aligned” in WGA response

In response to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) revealing earlier in the day that it had held private conversations with some individual studios, the AMPTP issued a statement reaffirming its unity and commitment to reaching a resolution and addressing the strikes that have impacted the entertainment industry. The SAG-AFTRA strike has reached 56 days. … Continue reading “AMPTP says studios are “fully aligned” in WGA response”

WGA suggests legacy studios could break off from AMPTP

In a recent update, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has shed light on the ongoing strike and negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The update reveals a stark contrast between the AMPTP’s lack of movement and the willingness of some studio executives to negotiate. Here are some key highlights … Continue reading “WGA suggests legacy studios could break off from AMPTP”

AMPTP enlists PR firm to improve public image

In the midst of the ongoing Hollywood strikes, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has taken a significant step to reshape public opinion by hiring a prominent PR firm. The move comes as the AMPTP faces extreme criticism for its handling of negotiations and its failure to reach agreements with unions such … Continue reading “AMPTP enlists PR firm to improve public image”

Negotiations hit snag as WGA slams AMPTP proposal

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, now in its 113th day, took a surprising turn after AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) negotiations yielded unexpected results. Amidst the strike’s duration, the industry witnessed thousands of writers demanding fair wages, improved working conditions, and safeguards against the encroachment of artificial intelligence in the … Continue reading “Negotiations hit snag as WGA slams AMPTP proposal”

AMPTP releases details on WGA proposal

In a surprising turn of events on a day when thousands gathered in solidarity at the National Day of Solidarity rally organized by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) unexpectedly released a … Continue reading “AMPTP releases details on WGA proposal”

WGA, AMPTP talks spark cautious optimism

Amidst a backdrop of cautious hope, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) recently revealed that negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have continued, suggesting a potential path toward resolution. Both parties exchanged proposals during the past week, with discussions scheduled to extend into the following week. However, the specific details … Continue reading “WGA, AMPTP talks spark cautious optimism”

WGA Negotiating Committee evaluates AMPTP counterproposal

In what could be a significant development in the ongoing negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the WGA’s Negotiating Committee received a counterproposal from the AMPTP earlier today. This latest move in the negotiations marks a crucial point in the talks, and both … Continue reading “WGA Negotiating Committee evaluates AMPTP counterproposal”

WGA and AMPTP meet – here’s what happened

As the Writers Guild stoppage entered its fourth month, WGA Chief Negotiator Ellen Stutzman and WGA West General Counsel Tony Segall met privately with Carol Lombardini and AMPTP staff to discuss the resumption of negotiations for a new MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement). The meeting was treated as confidential, and the topics covered included press blackouts, … Continue reading “WGA and AMPTP meet – here’s what happened”

WGA to meet with AMPTP this Friday

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced that studios and streamers have requested to meet on August 4th to discuss negotiations. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), represented by Carol Lombardini, reached out to the WGA to request the meeting. Last night, The Guild sent members this brief message: “The AMPTP, … Continue reading “WGA to meet with AMPTP this Friday”

WGA’s Chris Keyser urges AMPTP to return to bargaining

One of the key leaders in the Writers Guild of America’s (WGA) 2023 negotiations is urging studios and streamers to return to the bargaining table and find a solution to the ongoing labor standoff that has brought scripted film and TV production in the U.S. to a halt. Chris Keyser, co-chair of the negotiating committee, … Continue reading “WGA’s Chris Keyser urges AMPTP to return to bargaining”

SAG-AFTRA details what led to talks breakdown with AMPTP

Following the breakdown of talks between SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), Hollywood is experiencing its first double strike since 1960. SAG-AFTRA leaders have now claimed that there was a significant gap between what they wanted and what the … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA details what led to talks breakdown with AMPTP”

AMPTP reacts to SAG-AFTRA strike and press conference

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has responded to SAG-AFTRA’s strike call by highlighting certain components of their offer that the union has chosen to forgo in favor of a strike. The AMPTP expressed disappointment in the strike, emphasizing that studios cannot operate without the performers who bring their TV shows and … Continue reading “AMPTP reacts to SAG-AFTRA strike and press conference”