Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Studios Negotiator Pleads with Union: “Please WGA, just accept our last best and final offer”


Alright, really.

Carol Lombardini, chief negotiator for the AMPTP aka the Studios, wrote this on Twitter about an hour ago: “please WGA, just accept our last best and final offer so we’re not forced to come back again and give you the even-better last-last double-best bottomless oreo dream extreme offer-tini.”

Yes, very funny. Earlier this evening, the Studios said the offer they left with the WGA was their “best and final offer.”

Does that mean take it or leave it? Will Hollywood just cease to exist if the WGA doesn’t agree to these terms?

The two sides will congregate tomorrow again once the WGA lawyers and chiefs look every single point over. Every night there are leaks and signs the finale is coming. Everyone has a scoop and then nothing happens.

Will we wake up Monday with a resolution to this mess? Or more of the same? Monday ends the 10 days of atonement. Let’s see the studios atone for something, please.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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