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The ATA Tries to Quell WGA Angst With Counter Proposals

The WGA and the Association of Talent Agents have concluded their sixth day of bargaining...it went mediocre. After a scathing letter from David Simon, negotiations resumed between the WGA and ATA. ATA executive director Karen Stuart said Thursday evening, “We had an extensive dialogue with the guild today...We presented its leadership with our formal counterproposals in a draft agreement, and we hope they will follow up in good faith to move this process forward.” While these talks are encouraging, all that seems to have come from them are counterproposals from the ATA that aim to refute and find common ground on the WGA's code of conduct. This is especially disheartening, as the writers are firmly not backing down. The WGA just gave temporary authority to Managers and Lawyers to negotiate, effectively eliminating the need for an agent during these times. If they made those changes permanent, it would shift the entire industry. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Friday, 22 March

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