Rumors have it that the WGA and the moguls have reached tentative agreement in their "informal negotiations." ("Informal" means "without Nick Counter getting in the way.") We'll see if this is another negotiating tactic or the real deal. But this from Nikki Finke suggests why it might be the real deal
Some of New York City’s independent film companies reached interim agreements with the WGAE and WGAW. They resume business immediately. Agreements have been signed with GreeneStreet Films, Killer Films, Open City Films, and This Is That corporation. Other side deals have been signed with: The Film Department, Intermedia, RKO Productions Inc, Lionsgate, Marvel Studios, Yari Film Group, Anonymous Content/Overt Operations, The Weinstein Company, United Artists, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films, and Worldwide Pants.
These guys are making movies and TV now
. Everybody else is sitting on their thumbs.
This shows what happens when creative people stick together and support each other. WGA members: stay strong, you're winning. Aspiring monkeys: this week may be your last chance to walk the picket line, make friends and ask for story advice from pro monkeys.
Maybe I'll get to go to an Oscar party after all.
Labels: guild, strike