Monday, March 26, 2012

Not Quite There

... yet.

... The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have not completed their negotiation for a new Hollywood Basic Agreement. The parties need additional time to review data before resuming talks at a later time. In the meantime, the parties will continue to maintain a formal news blackout. ...

Local and Basic Agreement negotiations have gone on for the last three weeks and all of this past weekend. I've attended the talks sine Monday last, enjoying the ambiance of the former Warner Bros. Animation, former May Co. building at the fabled Sherman Oaks Galleria.

(It was touch-and-go for a time on Sunday. The rain was pouring down and the power went out. And there we were, hunched over our laptops and iPads in the caucus room, wondering when the WiFi was going to come back on.)

Like all the talks I've participated in, these have included lots of proposals and counter-proposals. Some have been accepted, others not. But as the saying goes: "There is no deal until there's a complete deal."

This deal isn't finalized as there remain issues outstanding. I won't go beyond that. There is a news blackout, you know.


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