LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have issued the following statement regarding Contract 2007 negotiations:

“The Writers Guild has reached a binding independent agreement today with Worldwide Pants that will allow Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to return to the air with their full writing staffs. This is a comprehensive agreement that addresses the issues important to writers, particularly New Media. Worldwide Pants has accepted the very same proposals that the Guild was prepared to present to the media conglomerates when they walked out of negotiations on December 7.

Today’s agreement dramatically illustrates that the Writers Guild wants to put people back to work, and that when a company comes to the table prepared to negotiate seriously a fair and reasonable deal can be reached quickly.

It’s time for NBC-Universal to step up to the plate and negotiate a company-wide deal that will put Jay Leno, who has supported our cause from the beginning, back on the air with his writers.”

For more information about the Writers Guild of America, West, please visit www.wga.org. For more information about the Writers Guild of America, East, please visit: www.wgaeast.org.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) represent writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news. The unions conduct numerous programs, seminars, and events throughout the world on issues of interest to, and on behalf of, writers.


Anonymous said...

Anyone know if this bit from the SAG statement -- "Screen Actors Guild members will be happy to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson with union writers at work and without crossing WGA picket lines." -- means SAG members will not be going on Leno and Conan? It seems to be the implication.

Jake Hollywood said...

Just out of curiosity, what are the new numbers for "new media" with World Wide Pants? Percentage-wise, I mean.

Jack said...

We of the tire makers union support the writers in their quest for residual. We also are only paid up front for our product. But people drive on their tires every day and we have yet to see another penny. It is our sincere hope the writers will strike for us as well. We will get those capitalist pigs

Kit Sunde said...

Too bad tires don't generate continous revenue otherwise you might have managed too pull sarcasm off.

I do hope the strike will be resolved soon, I'm going to miss my favorite bedtime shows but more than that I do hope the WGA gets a fair deal.

I'm prepared to be bored out my mind if it means the people who are entertaining me can be a little bit happier in their life and as a effect of that maybe even be better at what they do.