AMPTP open letter accuses Writers Guild of America of lurching "day-by-day from one tactic to another"; Doing the "waive" (off); Learning to share; Better late than never; Alec Balswin uses free time from his TV show to do a movie...
Dave McNary of Variety:
The AMPTP began the week with another blast at the WGA, which today plans to formally request negotiations with the bargaining group's individual members.
In an "open letter to the entertainment industry", the AMPTP asserts: "These writers are no closer today to getting their fair share of new media revenues than they were when the strike began."
According to the AMPTP, the strike's economic consequences amount to more than $200 million for below-the-line workers; writers, the AMPTP says, have lost more than $115 million.
The AMPTP calls on "working writers" to pressure the union to adopt a "reasonable, consistent and practical negotiating strategy."
No closer? really? I don't buy that it's all the WGA's fault that negotiations are stalled--it takes 2 sides to find a compromise. Insults get us nowhere..Both sides have room to improve here...
WGA rejects waiver requests
Offers included clips, writing for awards telecasts The Writers Guild of America has turned down requests for waivers for Oscars and the Golden Globes.
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