Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today the WGA and AMPTP issued statements announcing they had agreed to resume talks in order to bring the strike to an end.

WGA West President Patric M. Verrone and WGA East President Michael Winship issued a statement to it's members stating that both sides had agreed to a media blackout during the talks and that they had taken their issue of getting animation and reality writers as part of the guild off of the table stating that:

"In order to make absolutely clear our commitment to bringing a speedy conclusion to negotiations, we have decided to withdraw our proposals on reality and animation. Our organizing efforts to achieve Guild representation in these genres for writers will continue. You will hear more about this in the next two weeks."

Hopefully with the WGA making this big concession the AMPTP will concede on it's side and things will begin to move towards a resolution so that some of this TV season can be salvaged.


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