Negotiations between the WGA and studios CEOs on a deal to end the nearly five-month long writers’ strike look within sight.
The meeting today at the AMPTP Sherman Oaks office, the parties look to have untangled their stalement over AI and writing room staffing levels.
With Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Universal’s Donna Langley, Disney’s Bob Iger and Warner Bros Discovery’s David Zaslav participating from afar, attorneys are said to be deep-in working on final language for a three-year deal.
The absence of in the-room attendance from the CEO Gang of Four comes after the group had been in the room for the past three days trying to seal the deal.
With deliberations starting today around 10 AM as Ellen Strickman led the WGA negotiating committee and AMPTP’s Carol Lombardi on the other side of the table, today was always going to be about final details sources, say.
“The intention was always to wrap this up by the weekend,” an insider tells us.
“That was the desire on both sides of the table,” added the same insider.