Hollywood writers and studio representatives meet to discuss resuming contract talks amid ongoing strike

Hollywood writers and studio representatives meet to discuss resuming contract talks amid ongoing strike

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The 11,500 members of the Writers Guild walked out on May 2, citing a standoff over pay, streaming residuals and other issues such as a ban on the use of artificial intelligence.

In its statement after Friday’s meeting, the WGA said AMPTP was willing to extend its offers on “some writer-specific TV minimums and talk about AI,” but added that screenwriters’ issues and other proposals would be included. Did not indicate willingness.

“In addition to a comprehensive response from AMPTP on our proposals in all work areas, we will need to address issues arising from the strike, including health care benefit expansion and additional plan funding, reinstatement of striking writers, and settlement of disputes arising.” arbitration is involved during the strike,” the WGA said.

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said ahead of Friday’s meeting that she was encouraged by the reopening of communications, as the dual strike by Hollywood writers and actors negatively impacts the economy.

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