More inside info from the strike


The latest from LA Weekly insider Nikki Finke: “I’ve been able to glean a little from Tuesday’s resumed WGA-AMPTP talks. Both sides sounded very matter-of-fact about today’s negotiations focusing on the writers’ counter-offer…Tonight, a WGA source says a "small group" talked about the WGA’s counter-offer which Bowman had characterized as "a serious, reasonable, and affordable attempt to bridge the gap between us."

Noted the WGA source, ‘Questions were exchanged. There was some haggling. This will continue tomorrow.’ Said another WGA insider, ‘Our negotiators have been played so often. But it’s not bad. They’re at least engaged.’ And a third party familiar with the talks emailed me, ‘The tone of ‘haggle’ is it. I’m encouraged today’.”


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