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iW NEWS | Writers Guild Issues Statement on Contract Negotiations

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 26, 2007 at 7:51AM

John F. Bowman, chair of the WGA Negotiating Committee representing the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued a statement late Thursday regarding ongoing negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP). "Our employers are growing and dominate the global entertainment industry. Yet their opening offer would have rolled back our compensation by 50%. Now they decrease the rollbacks to 45% and proclaim that they are truly bargaining. Minor adjustments to major rollbacks do not constitute forward motion," Bowman said in the statement. "To make a deal, the AMPTP must engage with us on the issues that matter in this negotiation. With that in mind, we will respond to their proposal tomorrow." [Eugene Hernandez]
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John F. Bowman, chair of the WGA Negotiating Committee representing the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued a statement late Thursday regarding ongoing negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP). "Our employers are growing and dominate the global entertainment industry. Yet their opening offer would have rolled back our compensation by 50%. Now they decrease the rollbacks to 45% and proclaim that they are truly bargaining. Minor adjustments to major rollbacks do not constitute forward motion," Bowman said in the statement. "To make a deal, the AMPTP must engage with us on the issues that matter in this negotiation. With that in mind, we will respond to their proposal tomorrow." [Eugene Hernandez]







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