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iW NEWS | WGA Strike Talks End

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 8, 2007 at 4:59AM

Labeling the latest offer from the AMPTP an "ultimatum" the WGA said in a statement that the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers broke off negotiations tonight as the strike nears the six-week mark. "We remain ready and willing to negotiate, no matter how intransigent our bargaining partners are, because the stakes are simply too high," the Writers Guild of America said in a statement tonight, "We were prepared to counter their proposal tonight, and when any of them are ready to return to the table, we're here, ready to make a fair deal." In their statement tonight the networks and studios said, "We're puzzled and disheartened by an ongoing WGA negotiating strategy that seems designed to delay or derail talks rather than facilitate an end to this strike," charging, "It is now absolutely clear that the WGA's organizers are determined to advance their own political ideologies and personal agendas at the expense of working writers and every other working person who depends on our industry for their livelihoods." [Eugene Hernandez]
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Labeling the latest offer from the AMPTP an "ultimatum" the WGA said in a statement that the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers broke off negotiations tonight as the strike nears the six-week mark. "We remain ready and willing to negotiate, no matter how intransigent our bargaining partners are, because the stakes are simply too high," the Writers Guild of America said in a statement tonight, "We were prepared to counter their proposal tonight, and when any of them are ready to return to the table, we're here, ready to make a fair deal." In their statement tonight the networks and studios said, "We're puzzled and disheartened by an ongoing WGA negotiating strategy that seems designed to delay or derail talks rather than facilitate an end to this strike," charging, "It is now absolutely clear that the WGA's organizers are determined to advance their own political ideologies and personal agendas at the expense of working writers and every other working person who depends on our industry for their livelihoods." [Eugene Hernandez]





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