WGA and Hollywood Unions Call for ‘Fair’ Deal for DGA

The Writers Guild of America and different Hollywood unions on Wednesday referred to as on the studios to achieve a “fair contract” with the Directors Guild of America.

In a press release, the unions mentioned that such a contract would profit “every worker” within the trade.

“A fair contract for directors does not benefit just a select few; it uplifts every worker in the film and television industry and acknowledges the interconnected nature of our work,” mentioned the assertion issued by the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Hollywood Basic Crafts. “We call on the AMPTP to immediately negotiate a fair agreement that addresses the Directors Guild of America’s unique priorities in good faith.”

The DGA has been negotiating since May 10. It has lower than per week left to go earlier than SAG-AFTRA begins its spherical of bargaining on June 7. Both the DGA and SAG-AFTRA contracts expire on June 30.

The WGA has been on strike for 30 days.

WGA leaders have already indicated to members that the DGA is more likely to attain a deal. In the previous, the DGA settlement has served as a template for agreements with SAG-AFTRA and the WGA. The WGA, nonetheless, has argued that won’t be the case this time, as a result of the writers and administrators have completely different points.

The launch was described as a “joint statement in solidarity.” It means that if the DGA does attain an settlement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, that shouldn’t be seen as a setback for the WGA or as an act of disunity.

“As eyes around the world again turn towards the negotiation table, we send a clear message to the AMPTP: Our solidarity is not to be underestimated. The Hollywood guilds and unions stand united, and we stand strong,” the unions mentioned within the assertion.

The DGA and the AMPTP have agreed to a media blackout throughout talks. Both declined to remark.

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