WGA, AMPTP to resume negotiations


As predicted, the DGA deal last week has opened the door for more talks, as the WGA will reportedly begin informal talks with AMPTP, possibly as early as today. The WGA will look closely at the DGA contract and use its terms as the basis for new talks. At least one close observer, actor and Sundance Festival founder Robert Redford, expressed optimism that the end of the strike could be on the way this time, on grounds that once management achieves an agreement with one portion of the creative community, the others tend to follow rather quickly.