Studios Tell Writers Guild: Negotiations Need to Start by April 20

Update — Hollywood studios have told the Writers Guild of America that contract negotiations, which have been delayed due to the coronavirus epidemic, need to begin by April 20.

Carol Lombardini, president of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers made the request Wednesday in a letter to David Young, executive director of the Writers Guild of America West. She noted that the AMPTP has agreed to extending the current contract expiration by two months from May 1 to June 30.

A WGA spokesman said, “The WGA will respond to the AMPTP after the negotiating committee meets.”

“I hope you continue to be well as we all deal with the Covid-19 pandemic,” Lomdardini said. “The purpose of this letter is to follow up on our conversation of April 3, 2020, and to urge the Guild to take the necessary steps to ensure that we have ample time to negotiate a successor agreement to the 2017 Theatrical and Television Basic Agreement,
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