Writers Guild Appoints Negotiating Committee For Expiring AMPTP Contract

  • The Wrap
The Writers Guild of America on Friday tapped more than 30 members to serve on the guild’s negotiating committee for the upcoming contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The current three-year collective bargaining agreement, which covers most of the work done by WGA writers, is set to expire on May 1, 2020.

The looming contract negotiations have been a source of much anxiety in Hollywood as fears of a potential strike have bubbled in recent months. The negotiations are especially interesting for the WGA, which is still in a stand off with Hollywood talent agencies over how they are represented and the packaging fees agents collect for bundling talent together for networks and studios.

Also Read: How Hollywood's Guilds Are Bracing for Crucial Negotiations in 2020

Prominent names appointed to the WGA’s negotiating committee include “Aladdin” screenwriter John August, Patti Carr, Adele Lim (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Meredith Stiehm
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