Writ­ers Guild of Amer­i­ca extends bar­gain­ing with stu­dios into fourth day

The Writ­ers Guild for Amer­i­ca extend­ed its bar­gain­ing peri­od with stu­dios on Sat­ur­day.
Some 11,500 writ­ers in the union have been on strike for 144 days as of Sat­ur­day. It has been most recent­ly nego­ti­at­ing with Alliance of Motion Pic­ture and Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­ers since Wednes­day. AMPTP rep­re­sents Amazon/MGM, Apple, NBCU­ni­ver­sal, Disney/ABC/Fox, Net­flix, Paramount/CBS, Sony, and Warn­er Bros.
“Thank you for the won­der­ful show of sup­port on the pick­et lines today! It means so much to us as we con­tin­ue to work toward a deal that writ­ers deserve,” the union’s west divi­sion wrote on X, for­mer­ly known as Twit­ter.
WGA’s nego­ti­a­tion com­mit­tee would also go on to send an email to its mem­bers, encour­ag­ing “as many of you as pos­si­ble to come out to the pick­et lines” on Sat­ur­day.
This most recent devel­op­ment comes as the union’s east divi­sion elect­ed a new pres­i­dent ear­li­er this week, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, who ran unop­posed. Her pre­de­ces­sor, Michael Win­ship, opt­ed to not run for reelec­tion. Cullen is the first per­son of col­or to lead the group.
“Even when we nego­ti­ate a fair deal with the Hol­ly­wood stu­dios — and it is a when, not …