Variety – Biz Holds Breath as WGA, AMPTP Return to Bargaining Table on Tuesday

PCV says fingers crossed as this existential threat hopefully passes, neither side can afford this, nor the collateral damage it will wreak to the industry.

April 24, 2017

“As the industry awaits the results of the WGA’s strike authorization vote, the real test of whether the biz should brace for labor unrest will come on Tuesday when the guild and the major studios return to the bargaining table.

In the week since the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers suspended contract negotiations, the WGA has held membership meetings in Los Angeles and New York to update writers on the state of the talks and to rally votes for the authorization. Amid all this activity, there is a growing sense among plugged-in people on both sides of the negotiations that the pathway to a deal is starting to emerge.”

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