Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Update on the WGA Strike

This morning's Variety announced "WGA [Writers Guild of America] leaders have scheduled a bicoastal powwow on Saturday, with membership meetings in Gotham [New York] and L.A. designed to sell the new contract agreement to the WGA's rank-and-file and end the 3-month-old strike."

If enough WGA members back the proposed contract, the WGA board will go forward to ratify the new deal and consider issuing a back-to-work order. Writers could be back on the job as soon as Monday--although the WGA membership would still have to vote on ratification to officially end the strike.

There is growing concern over the future of the upcoming pilot season. If writers don't get back to work soon, the pilots will be in real jeopardy.

You can read the whole story here.

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