A meeting took place today between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) at the latter’s headquarters in Sherman Oaks.
The event marked the first formal in-person discussion between the two sides since the writer’s strike began on May 1st.
The L.A. Times reports that according to their sources, little progress was made with neither side budging on their stance over proposed minimums regarding writer’s room staff numbers and guaranteed contract lengths.
Both sides have also reportedly argued over streaming viewership transparency and the payment of higher residuals for successful streaming shows.
Both parties have apparently agreed to go back to their respective camps to evaluate options. The hope was the meeting today would lead to WGA and AMPTP agreeing to restart formal contract negotiations, but that hasn’t happened yet.
Also today, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has reportedly called for an “immediate resolution” of the writer’s strike and offered to “personally engage with all the stakeholders in any way possible to help get this done”.
For now, both the writer’s and actor’s strikes are continuing and impacting not just the film and TV industry but numerous other industries connected to it.