The WGA and the AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Seeking to avoid another crippling strike, negotiations were concluded in just two weeks. The agreement still has to be ratified by membership, so expect the debate to continue for the next several weeks.
Comcast’s controversial takeover of NBC-Universal was approved by the FCC on January 18, 2011. The merger of the cable giant with one of the biggest content providers in the world has aroused grave concern in many of Hollywood’s guilds and unions.
The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York.