WGA and AMPTP to Resume Contract Negotiations April 10

The Guild said earlier today that it wanted a revised proposal from AMPTP that would address what it called “essential economic issues”

Last Updated: April 1, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

Hours after saying it would return to the table on April 10, if it received a revised proposal, the Writers Guild of America has announced it will resume negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

No further statement was made, however earlier today the guild said it was seeking a proposal from AMPTP that would address “essential economic issues.”

WGA West and East and AMPTP have been negotiating for a new contract for film and TV writers to replace the contract that expires May 1. The sides successfully negotiated contracts in 2010 and 2013, avoiding a strike like the one that lasted 100 days in 2007-08.

The Writers Guild of America represents writers of content for television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, and Internet and new media.