The State of the Strike

The DGA and management are negotiating. Meanwhile, the WGA keeps making deals with companies looking for a competitive edge. So pressure is being exerted from both sides. Ken Ziffren, the universally respected entertainment lawyer who played a big part in resolving the 1988 dispute, has stepped in as the directors’ lead negotiator. The Oscars are fast approaching and in peril if this isn’t resolved soon. All signs point to a deal. But does management hate the writers so much that they’ll set the template with the DGA, and then offer us half? And is Nikki Finke out of her fucking mind?

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