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WGA schedules Saturday meeting

With the writers strike entering its fourth month today, the WGA has now scheduled a key step that may send the scribes back to work in the next few weeks.

The WGA West has announced it will hold a general membership meeting to provide an update on the negotiations at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium south of downtown Los Angeles.

WGA leaders are expected to announce the details of a proposed contract with the majors at that point – and the reaction from members at the meeting should give guild toppers a strong indication of whether the deal will pass muster in a ratification vote.

In an email message to members late Monday the WGA’s negotiating committee chief John Bowman said neither the negotiating committee nor the WGA boards would take formal action on the contract until after the membership meetings.

Bowman also urged caution, noting that the negotiations with the majors have not yet concluded. But it’s likely that if WGA West president Patric Verrone and Bowman endorse the deal strongly at the meeting, the membership will also back it at that point – and if that occurs, the WGA boards could move quickly on a vote to call off the strike while the weeks-long ratification voting process is held.

The WGA East has not yet announced the time and place of its weekend membership meeting.

<font size=1>Source: Variety</font>

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Front Page, Industry News

WGA schedules Saturday meeting

With the writers strike entering its fourth month today, the WGA has now scheduled a key step that may send the scribes back to work in the next few weeks.

The WGA West has announced it will hold a general membership meeting to provide an update on the negotiations at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium south of downtown Los Angeles.

WGA leaders are expected to announce the details of a proposed contract with the majors at that point – and the reaction from members at the meeting should give guild toppers a strong indication of whether the deal will pass muster in a ratification vote.

In an email message to members late Monday the WGA’s negotiating committee chief John Bowman said neither the negotiating committee nor the WGA boards would take formal action on the contract until after the membership meetings.

Bowman also urged caution, noting that the negotiations with the majors have not yet concluded. But it’s likely that if WGA West president Patric Verrone and Bowman endorse the deal strongly at the meeting, the membership will also back it at that point – and if that occurs, the WGA boards could move quickly on a vote to call off the strike while the weeks-long ratification voting process is held.

The WGA East has not yet announced the time and place of its weekend membership meeting.

<font size=1>Source: Variety</font>

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Front Page, Industry News

WGA schedules Saturday meeting

With the writers strike entering its fourth month today, the WGA has now scheduled a key step that may send the scribes back to work in the next few weeks.

The WGA West has announced it will hold a general membership meeting to provide an update on the negotiations at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium south of downtown Los Angeles.

WGA leaders are expected to announce the details of a proposed contract with the majors at that point – and the reaction from members at the meeting should give guild toppers a strong indication of whether the deal will pass muster in a ratification vote.

In an email message to members late Monday the WGA’s negotiating committee chief John Bowman said neither the negotiating committee nor the WGA boards would take formal action on the contract until after the membership meetings.

Bowman also urged caution, noting that the negotiations with the majors have not yet concluded. But it’s likely that if WGA West president Patric Verrone and Bowman endorse the deal strongly at the meeting, the membership will also back it at that point – and if that occurs, the WGA boards could move quickly on a vote to call off the strike while the weeks-long ratification voting process is held.

The WGA East has not yet announced the time and place of its weekend membership meeting.

<font size=1>Source: Variety</font>

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