After 101 days of picketing, the AMPTP and WGA have agreed to return to the negotiating table on Friday, August 11th at 2 pm PT.
The WGA sent an email to their members, saying, "Carol Lombardini 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. We will get back to you."
There are still a lot of things to work out, including staff size, weekly pay, residuals, and a plethora of other items. But the idea that they are speaking is a positive step toward everyone getting back to work.
You can read about why the WGA was forced to strike here.
We have no new information about the AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA, but if they're talking to the writers, the actors might be next.
We'll keep you updated as the negotiations develop.
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