Magazine article Screen International

Writers' Strike Talks Enter Final Day before Deadline

Magazine article Screen International

Writers' Strike Talks Enter Final Day before Deadline

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UPDATE: The WGA and AMPTP have struck a "tentative" three-year deal.

UPDATE: Writers strike averted as WGA, AMPTP reach "tentative" three-year deal.

Teams representing the Writers Guild Of America (WGA) and the Alliance Of Motion Picture And Television Producers (AMPTP) are locked in talks on Monday as the midnight Pacific Time deadline for the expiry of current contracts looms.

The WGA has said it will strike if a new deal is not in place by then, although observers were encouraged when negotiators took the unusual step of meeting on Sunday in a bid to thrash out terms.

As negotiators sat down for Monday's talks at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks north of Hollywood, the WGA was mulling over new proposals from the studios which it is understood centre on the writers' health insurance plan. …

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