With the writers strike in its fourth week, the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers put forward a proposal that would deliver more than $130 million in additional compensation to TV and movie writers over three years. The Writers Guild of America rejected the math and dubbed the proposal both a “massive rollback” and a “bad deal,” according to Variety.
Both sides have agreed to continue negotiations on Tuesday. They agreed that a four-day moratorium was needed for the WGA to mull the offer, but the guild issued its terse, point-by-point deconstruction of the deal points only hours after adjourning.
The guild’s reaction will undoubtedly add to the town’s pessimism that time’s running out for the WGA to make a deal and that the AMPTP may turn soon to negotiations with the DGA instead. AMPTP insiders were irked that the WGA initially showed scant interest in the sweetened package of new-media proposals with one noting, “The WGA is not budging.”