WGA & AMPTP Talks Conclude “Without An Agreement”

Tonight talks between the writers and the studio ended without a deal.

Statement from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers:

Talks between AMPTP and WGA concluded today without any agreement. AMPTP presented a comprehensive package proposal to the Guild last night that included a generous increase in writers̵7; compensation as well as improvements to residual streaming. AMPTP also indicated to the WGA that it was open to revising that proposal, but was unwilling to do so because the magnitude of the other proposals were still on the table, which the Guild was pushing for. The primary sticking points are “mandatory staffing,” and “duration of employment”—the Guild proposals would require a company to have a show with a certain number of writers for a certain period of time, whether it was required or not.

AMPTP member companies remain united in their desire to reach a settlement that is mutually beneficial to the health and longevity of writers and the industry, and to avoid hardship to the thousands of employees who depend on the industry for their livelihood.

AMPTP is open to discussions with the WGA in an effort to break the impasse.