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Film, TV Writers to Return to Talks

Film, TV Writers to Return to Talks

Hollywood film and TV writers who've been on strike nearly two weeks will return to contract negotiations on Nov. 26, their union and producers said Friday. In a joint statement, the Writers Guild of America, West, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said both sides had agreed to return to formal negotiations.
The statement said no other details would be released.
The writers went on strike Nov. 5.
At the core of the contract dispute is compensation for shows offered on the Internet _ a medium that appeals to a number of tech-savvy, young assistants who aspire to create their own online programming and want a piece of the profits.
The producers group has said it's offering writers a share of licensing fees paid by Web sites to stream shows.
However, the union rejected the offer, saying the payments wouldn't begin until six weeks after a show goes online and viewer interest is nearly exhausted.
Writers also want a cut of revenue from non-skippable ads contained in many shows streamed free online. The alliance slammed the door on that demand.


Updated : 2021-10-27 14:33 GMT+08:00