12/17/2007

WGA and DGA To Compare Notes on New Media













The WGA and the DGA issued this press release today:

GUILDS WILL MEET TO DISCUSS NEW MEDIA

LOS ANGELES - The Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America will meet shortly to discuss new media, including what the DGA has developed from its research and studies.

Neither the WGA nor the DGA will have any further comment on the meeting or any of the information shared in the meeting.

11 comments:

Geo Rule said...

Very glad to see DGA give WGA a "sneek peek at coming attractions" as it were.

Caitlin said...

I will say I hope there's potential now that agreement could lead to a DGA deal- a good DGA deal- helping to end the strike faster. Or at least hope for that possibility.

not-a-troll, shut up. This isn't Exclamation Points Make You Smarter Day.

Bartleby said...

Finally...some good news. Keeping the WGA in the loop, so to speak, is a classy move by the DGA.

Caitlin said...

Never mind, not-a-troll's comment is gone. I didn't know the moderators were so fast.

Evan Waters said...

Yeah, a deal with the DGA being done first wouldn't be a bad thing IF it were fair and set precedent for a good WGA deal as well. That they're communicating on this, and that the DGA is saying they'll only negotiate if the AMPTP makes some progress with the writers, is encouraging.

Ashley Gable said...

This is good news, and many thanks to all the prominent WGA-DGA hyphenates who have sought to keep the two guilds cooperating (and who organized the great Directors Picket today at Fox).

Harold said...

This is a good move by BOTH guilds. I would like to think that SAG's strong letter of support shamed the DGA after issuing their "FU WGA" letter last week. Regardless of the circumstance, it's a good thing.

I'm still against waivers without long-term contracts first, but this is a simple positive thing that even the pro and con on waivers can agree.

troll-proof said...

Excellent news. The WGA/DGA thaw is a direct result of our relentless and awesome presence on the picket lines every day.

Not-A-Troll said...
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ildirector said...

This is very refreshing news to see...looking forward to hearing the news.

Oh, BTW, I found a great article on how to deal with trolls:

http://imdb.com/help/show_leaf?boardstrolls

I know, it relates to IMBD, but I think that the shoe fits

Pete Aronson said...

I can’t say whether or not the DGA proposals will pass muster with the WGA but one thing is for certain: Ken Ziffren is an extremely smart guy and a talented dealmaker so the proposals he crafted for the DGA will reflect same. The WGA negotiators would do well to carefully study whatever framework he has laid out because they just might learn something, namely to hire an expert to make your deals.