Positive statements from both the WGA (Writers Guild of America) and the AMPTP (Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers) have sparked hope that the month-long writers strike in Hollywood may soon be resolved.
These statements indicate that the two sides may close to agreeing on the thorny issue of residuals from Internet downloads. However, according to the LA Weekly, the WGA has raised another issue – jurisdiction over story editors and producers of reality TV shows, many of whom are already represented by another union, IATSE.
Earlier in the week, CBS head Leslie Moonves expressed the belief that “personality disputes between the different sides’ were hampering negotiations in the strike.
Meanwhile, two more films have been postponed indefinitely: “Ironbow: The Legend of William Tell” and Rogue Pictures’ Dracula film “Castelevania’. (Source: Studio Briefing)