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WGA talks ratification

One of the final acts in the WGA strike passed quietly Monday night, as fewer than 20 members showed up for a brief contract ratification meeting at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills.

Confab sets the stage for the afternoon’s announcement of voting results on the ratification ballot sent to members 11 days ago. Members had the option of voting by mail or showing up at the meeting with a ballot.

WGA West president Patric Verrone, WGA West exec director David Young and WGA West counsel Anthony Segall staffed the dais during Monday’s 15-minute session.

Verrone told members he was least pleased with the deal’s 17- to 24-day promotional window for Internet streaming of TV series — an assertion he also made during the Feb. 9 membership meeting at the Shrine Auditorium. Along with a lack of improvement in cable, the terms for ad-supported streaming were the most unpopular aspects of the WGA deal among members due to concerns over the fast-growing migration of TV viewing to the Web.

In response to a question about upcoming negotiations for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Verrone expressed “100% support” for the actors. He noted that he expects SAG – the WGA’s closest ally during the strike — to take a strong stance at the bargaining table.

The ruling boards of the WGA West and WGA East recommended the new three-year deal unanimously on Feb. 10, pointing to gains in new-media jurisdiction and compensation. The ratification vote is expected to come in around the same high level of support — 92.5% — achieved in the vote to end the strike on Feb. 12.

Terms of the new deal will go into effect immediately, and the contract will run to May 1, 2011.

Source: Variety

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Headline, Industry News

WGA talks ratification

One of the final acts in the WGA strike passed quietly Monday night, as fewer than 20 members showed up for a brief contract ratification meeting at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills.

Confab sets the stage for the afternoon’s announcement of voting results on the ratification ballot sent to members 11 days ago. Members had the option of voting by mail or showing up at the meeting with a ballot.

WGA West president Patric Verrone, WGA West exec director David Young and WGA West counsel Anthony Segall staffed the dais during Monday’s 15-minute session.

Verrone told members he was least pleased with the deal’s 17- to 24-day promotional window for Internet streaming of TV series — an assertion he also made during the Feb. 9 membership meeting at the Shrine Auditorium. Along with a lack of improvement in cable, the terms for ad-supported streaming were the most unpopular aspects of the WGA deal among members due to concerns over the fast-growing migration of TV viewing to the Web.

In response to a question about upcoming negotiations for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Verrone expressed “100% support” for the actors. He noted that he expects SAG – the WGA’s closest ally during the strike — to take a strong stance at the bargaining table.

The ruling boards of the WGA West and WGA East recommended the new three-year deal unanimously on Feb. 10, pointing to gains in new-media jurisdiction and compensation. The ratification vote is expected to come in around the same high level of support — 92.5% — achieved in the vote to end the strike on Feb. 12.

Terms of the new deal will go into effect immediately, and the contract will run to May 1, 2011.

Source: Variety

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Headline, Industry News

WGA talks ratification

One of the final acts in the WGA strike passed quietly Monday night, as fewer than 20 members showed up for a brief contract ratification meeting at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills.

Confab sets the stage for the afternoon’s announcement of voting results on the ratification ballot sent to members 11 days ago. Members had the option of voting by mail or showing up at the meeting with a ballot.

WGA West president Patric Verrone, WGA West exec director David Young and WGA West counsel Anthony Segall staffed the dais during Monday’s 15-minute session.

Verrone told members he was least pleased with the deal’s 17- to 24-day promotional window for Internet streaming of TV series — an assertion he also made during the Feb. 9 membership meeting at the Shrine Auditorium. Along with a lack of improvement in cable, the terms for ad-supported streaming were the most unpopular aspects of the WGA deal among members due to concerns over the fast-growing migration of TV viewing to the Web.

In response to a question about upcoming negotiations for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Verrone expressed “100% support” for the actors. He noted that he expects SAG – the WGA’s closest ally during the strike — to take a strong stance at the bargaining table.

The ruling boards of the WGA West and WGA East recommended the new three-year deal unanimously on Feb. 10, pointing to gains in new-media jurisdiction and compensation. The ratification vote is expected to come in around the same high level of support — 92.5% — achieved in the vote to end the strike on Feb. 12.

Terms of the new deal will go into effect immediately, and the contract will run to May 1, 2011.

Source: Variety

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