New Delhi:- Screenwriters and groups representing major Hollywood studios did not resume talks on new contracts on Friday after the Union of Film and Television Producers said they needed to consult. of members.
The two groups met on Friday for secret talks aimed at laying the groundwork for formal talks, which included requests from studio officials to ban mid-story press, according to the agreement. Hollywood Actors Guild. The union then accused the other party of disclosing the details of the meeting.
The sides traded tough earlier in the week, three months after the start of a strike that brought much of the nation's film and television production to a halt. The previously untitled Ghostbusters sequel planned for December has been pushed back to next March, while Sony Pictures has pulled Spider-Man's release date.
Apart from Spider-Verse. The Writers Guild of America's negotiating committee told members Friday night that it "remains open to engaging with the companies and continues to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair settlement for all writers."
"At this time, there is no agreement on these items, as AMPTP has stated that they need to consult with member studios before proceeding," the guild said.
Earlier this week, the group said the studios had requested the meeting to discuss the resumption of talks. In a message to its members on Thursday afternoon, the association accused the companies of orchestrating a disinformation campaign that suggested the layoffs were financially good for them.
The association said when writers last went on strike, in 2007, negotiations resumed, only to later fall apart again.
The Producers Alliance, which represents major media companies such as Walt Disney Co. and Netflix Inc., said last week that they were trying to determine if the writers' union was a "ready-to-negotiate partner," calling it the group's "unhappy" allegation."
The guild, which had about 11,500 scribes among its members, left the job on May 2. They demanded an 11% increase in base salary, a share in revenue from streaming TV services, and a guarantee that they would not be replaced by a new generation of artificial intelligence.
The Screen Actors Guild, which has 160,000 members, made a similar request and went on strike last month. Two labor acts that have not occurred simultaneously in more than 40 years have forced major media companies to change fall TV schedules and postpone new movie releases. Actors are not allowed to promote their work during the strike.
The Writers Guild of America Bargaining Committee is currently discussing with the companies that they will haggle for writers and also try to meet demand against AI.