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February 3, 2008 6:51 AM
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iW NEWS | WGA Reaches Interim Agreement's with GreeneStreet, KIller, Open City, and This is that

With word of a pending WGA strike settelment on the horizon, leading New York independent production companies GreeneStreet Films, Killer Films, Open City Films, and This is that corporation have secured interm agreements with the guilds, allowing them to get back to work immediately. "We are thrilled that the WGA was immediately open to negotiating an interim agreement with our four East Coast independent production companies," said Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente of Open City in a statement this afternoon, also representing GreeneStreet and Killer. In a statement, Ted Hope and Anne Carey, of This is that said, "Twelve long weeks ago, when AMPTP failed to come to terms with the WGA, the media kept reporting that the writers were striking the 'producers'. Here in the New York Indie film community, we felt the writers' contract requests were more than reasonable. To come to the WGA, not just as individual companies, but as a united producer group, clarifies our support for and our solidarity with the WGA's position." Meanwhile, numerous media outlets have reported this weekend that a broader settlement to the strike is imminent. "Hollywood's striking writers and major studios have reached the outlines of a new employment contract," according to the LA Times. "A final contract could be presented to the Writers Guild of America board as early as Friday, "The tentative deal came after two weeks of talks that culminated in a marathon bargaining session Friday." [Eugene Hernandez]

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