After four days of talks, WGA rejects studios' offer
Our long, dark national nightmare ... continues. After four days of talks and media silence, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) disclosed the latest offer presented by Hollywood studios to the striking writers. But the WGA (Writers Guild of America) quickly rejected this offer, according to Yahoo! News. The studios described their offer as a "new economic partnership" with writers, who refer to it instead as a "massive rollback."
They went on to disparage the offer point by point. As an example, the studio offered less than $250 for a year's reuse of an hour long show for Internet streaming, one of the biggest catalysts for the strike in the first place, as compared to $20,000 plus for a single network rerun airing.
Talks will resume next Tuesday with the studios said to be presenting additional proposals. Is it too late to just hug it out? It doesn't seem like they're even close to the same library yet, much less the same page. It's been 25 days, man ... my palms are getting itchy and sweaty ... and there's a Gremlin swinging from my light fixture looking hungry, should I feed him? ... I can't take this much longer!