Contract 2007 Negotiation Update

The WGA Negotiating Committee, on behalf of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), today issued the following statement on Contract 2007 negotiations:

"The Writers Guilds met today with the AMPTP and discussed issues of jurisdiction for original content for the Internet, Reality TV, Animation, and Basic Cable. The talks also were focused on contract enforcement. For the last two days we have had substantive discussions of the issues important to writers, the first time this has occurred in this negotiation. However, we are still waiting for the AMPTP to respond to all of our proposals including Internet streaming of theatrical and television product and digital downloads. Bargaining resumes tomorrow at 10 am."