Contract Negotiations

Morton, Ray
November 2007
Script (10922016);Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p106
The article concerns the contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America East and West and the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The contract dealt with the issue of revenue sharing where writers have addressed their interest in receiving a fair share of earnings generated by the sales of movies and television shows on DVD and repurposing of content over the Internet, MP3 players, cell phones, and the like. The AMPTP has proposed that the producers and the Guilds undertake a three-year study of the issue, based on the notion that a workable business model has yet to be established.


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