On March 24, after two weeks of frustrating contract talks, negotiators for the WGA (Writers Guild of America) notified the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) that, because the talks were stalled, they had no choice but to ask their 12,000 members to give them strike authorization. Show More Summary
After two months of negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has asked its 12,000 members for strike authorization.
The Writers' Guild of America has asked its members to authorize a strike, but that doesn't mean one will happen. "The move came after what the committee described as an "unacceptable" series of 'noes' from AMPTP studio negotiators over the last two weeks of talks about a new three-year deal."
After two weeks of negotiations, the Writers Guild of America, West is asking its members to authorize a strike. The union called for the strike authorization vote — a tactic that unions use to gain leverage in contract negotiations — after talks broke down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and...
The majority of editorial staff at Slate have voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East. More than 90 percent of Slate’s editorial staff have signed cards and are calling upon Slate’s management, and parent company the Graham Holdings Company, to voluntarily recognize the Guild as their collective bargaining representative, according to a […]
Amid a tense labor atmosphere in Hollywood, the Writers Guild of America began contract negotiations Monday in what is expected to be a tough round of talks as the industry continues to grapple with digital upheaval. The WGA, which counts about 13,000 members between its East and West Coast guilds,...
EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of negotiations today on a new contract between the Writers Guild Of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers started off strained – to put it politely. "It was very tense and got a...Show More Summary
The world of television is complicated. Every three years the various writers groups, including The Writers Guilds of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, renegotiate contracts, most of the time with little fanfare. But maybe not this year.
The Writers Guild of America said it would begin formal contract negotiations next month, as writers look to sit down with studios, networks and independent producers to discuss TV and film compensation for the guild’s members. The union, whose east and west coast guilds have about 13,000 members,...
Bargaining on a new contract isn’t expected to begin until next month, but if tonight's informational meeting is any indication, the Writers Guild of America is definitely on a strike footing. "It seems that if they took a strike authorization vote tonight, it would be favorable," said a seemingly dismayed writer upon leaving the meeting. Show More Summary
At the Writers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, host Patton Oswalt predictably made some Trump jokes in his opening monologue. What wasn't so predictable was an extended analogy involving '80s hard rocker David Lee Roth and the linguistics department at Rutgers University. The key line: "Donald Trump taking Obama's job would be like […]
James Woods is gonna let you finish, but first he's gonna take off your shoe. The conservative actor crashed the stage at the Writer's Guild of America Awards on Sunday during Patton Oswalt's opening monologue — just to make fun of his award show attire! The funny moment occurred after Oswalt made obligatory digs at Donald Trump, [...]
Arrival may not have won any Golden Globes, but the Writers Guild of America finally gave them a well-deserved accolade: Best Adapted Screenplay!
The Writers Guild of America revealed its annual award winners in film, television, and other media on Sunday evening, crowning some critical darlings and providing a potential shakeup to the Oscars race. On the television side, Donald...Show More Summary
"La La Land" finally took a break from winning awards last night as the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of their 69th annual WGA Awards. "Moonlight" and... For more, visit our blog !
With just one week to go until the Academy Awards, the Writers Guild of America has announced the winners of the 2017 WGA Awards. Last year, the big WGA winners were Spotlight (Original), written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, as well...Show More Summary
Awards season finally and truly comes to an end next weekend with the Oscars, but we’ve got a few final prizes to get out before then. Over this past weekend, the Writers Guild of America handed out their 2017 awards. Big winners inShow More Summary
Producer-director David Simon paid homage at the WGA Awards tonight to John Waters, his fellow proud son of Baltimore who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from the Writers Guild of America. Calling Waters at heart and essentially a writer, Simon said that "he is the great modern master of self-effacement and self-parody. Show More Summary
At its annual awards show – one of the final indicators of which way the winds of Oscar buzz may be blowing before the Academy Awards – the Writers Guild of America honored “Moonlight,” the poetic story of a gay black youth’s coming of age in Miami, and the cerebral sci-fi film “Arrival.” "Moonlight"...
Producer/director and fellow proud son of Baltimore David Simon John Waters tonight paid homage tonight to John Waters, who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from the Writers Guild of America. Calling Waters at heart and essentially a writer, Simon said that, "he is the great modern master of self-effacement and self-parody. Show More Summary