Thursday, January 17, 2008

Strike update -- some movement??

The Director's Guild of America (DGA) has reached a tentative agreement with the producers' Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) that includes, among other things, money for Internet content, a sore point with the Writer's Guild.
More significant -- the AMPTP's announcement included this:

Today, we invite the Writers Guild of America to engage with us in a series of informal discussions similar to the productive process that led us to a deal with the DGA to determine whether there is a reasonable basis for returning to formal bargaining. We look forward to these discussions, and to the day when our entire industry gets back to work.

It could be. Let's hope.

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