We might be getting somewhere after it emerged that the writers and studios could hold more talks over the next two weeks. Deadline understands that there is a proposal in place for the two sides to potentially talk next Tuesday. This is a significant step in the negotiations between the WGA and AMPTP as there was a planned two-week break starting from the end of today, with the original idea to come back to the table for eight days beginning on April 17. However, sources have told Deadline that there seems to be a willingness to keep discussions going, in some form, after some common ground was found between the WGA and AMPTP. Related Story Hollywood's Covid Protocols Get Expiration Date; Vaccine Mandate Will End One source said that it seems that the two parties are closer than expected on a number of key issues, which suggests there is more momentum than either side predicted there would be. However, this comes amid expectations that the WGA is still planning to ask its members over the coming days for a strike authorization vote, in what was described to Deadline as a series of “roadshows”. Some of this has been credited to the leadership of WGAW Assistant Executive Director Ellen Stutzman, who suddenly replaced David Young on February 28 after he went on medical leave. A late addition to top of the guild's 25-person negotiating committee, Stutzman has been singled out for her role in the talks. “There's a […]
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