WGA & AMPTP To Resume Bargaining On Friday

August 11, 2023

The WGA and the AMPTP have agreed to resume bargaining for a deal that could end the guild’s ongoing strike. In a message to members Thursday, the guild said that Carol Lombardini, president of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, “has asked the WGA Negotiating Committee to meet with AMPTP negotiators on Friday. We expect the AMPTP to provide responses to WGA proposals.”“Our committee returns to the bargaining table ready to make a fair deal, knowing the unified WGA membership stands behind us and buoyed by the ongoing support of our union allies,” the guild said. The two sides last met August 4, but were unable to reach an agreement to resume bargaining. The writers strike over a new film and TV contract just passed the 100-day mark on Wednesday, making the strike as of today longer than the guild’s 2007-08 action.