Sun. Dec 10th, 2023
Striking writers, Hollywood studios meet again Thursday

Written by Lisa Richwine and Daybreak Chmielowski

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Negotiators for the putting Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios are assembly once more on Thursday to attempt to resolve the almost five-month-old standoff that has disrupted movie and tv manufacturing.

The WGA and the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP), which represents Walt Disney, Netflix and different media corporations, held talks for the primary time in a few month on Wednesday.

Early Wednesday night, the 2 sides issued a joint assertion saying merely: “The WGA and AMPTP met to cut price right this moment and can meet once more tomorrow.”

To assist shut a deal, Wednesday’s assembly was attended by Disney CEO Bob Iger, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Comcast’s NBCUniversal Studio Group head Donna Langley, and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, in response to a supply near the studios.

Folks within the room described the session as “encouraging,” the supply stated, and the 4 executives are anticipated to return to talks on Thursday.

The Worldwide Writers Affiliation went on strike in Could after negotiations reached an deadlock over compensation, minimal staffing in writers’ rooms and the function of synthetic intelligence, amongst different points.

The actors union SAG-AFTRA referred to as a walkout in July, placing Hollywood within the midst of two simultaneous strikes for the primary time in 63 years. There are not any talks at the moment scheduled between the actors and studios.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine and Don Chmielewski; Modifying by Sandra Maler)

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