Friday, November 02, 2007

Writers' Strike Update (6:00 AM CST)

This from the Associated Press on Friday morning:

Writers Guild of America President Patric Verrone drew loud cheers when he announced in closed-door session Thursday night that the union could strike as early as Sunday, several writers told The Associated Press.

However, guild officials said privately the strike would most likely start on Monday.

The WGA board was to meet Friday morning to approve the strike and set a time for the first picket lines. A strike captains' meeting was set for Saturday morning.

Union leaders said they would delay the action if producers showed movement in contract negotiations — especially on the key issue of paying writers when TV episodes are sold or streamed over the Internet.

4 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. I just realized your agent is BookEnds (right?). Funny, a guy in my critique group has the same agent. I entered a pitch in Jessica's pitch critique.

Maya Reynolds said...

Hi, Heather: Yes, I'm represented by Jacky Sach of BookEnds and have been for about two years.

They are WONDERFUL! I met Jessica at RWA this year.

Heather B. Moore said...

I think Jeff Savage (critique group member) is with Jacky too. Small world :) He also speaks highly of them!

Maya Reynolds said...

I feel very fortunate to have contracted with BookEnds.