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Producers Take a Shot at WGA After DGA Ratifies New Deal

Resentment is still simmering among the negotiating WGA WGA Windows Genuine Advantage (Microsoft)
WGA Writers Guild of America (union for screenwriters)
WGA Wise Giving Alliance (Better Business Bureau)
WGA wheat germ agglutinin
 strike parties. Directors Guild of America president Michael Apted announced yesterday that the DGA DGA Directors Guild of America (movie directors union)
DGA Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (France)
DGA Directeur-Grootaandeelhouder (Dutch: Managing Director and Major Shareholder) 
 membership “overwhelmingly” voted to retify the new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. In a statement, the AMPTP AMPTP Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
AMPTP Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers
 took a parting shot parting shot
n.
An act of aggression or retaliation, such as a retort or threat, that is made upon one's departure or at the end of a heated discussion.
 at the Writers Guild of America The Writers Guild of America is a term often referring to the joint efforts of the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, west. Jointly, the two guilds act as the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and , and a warning shot at the Screen Actors Guild, with its deal up in June, or both, according to Broadcasting & Cable. "The members of the Directors Guild of America have ratified the sensible labor agreement we concluded," the AMPTP said. "Our negotiations with DGA proved beyond any doubt that when both parties are prepared to bargain seriously, groundbreaking new-media labor pacts can be reached without resorting to harmful and unnecessary strikes.”



In a statement obtained by Broadcasting & Cable, Mr. Apted noted that the new deal “set a series of important precedents crucial to our survival in this digital age -- among them, jurisdiction in new media, a doubling of the home-video rate as it applies to electronic sell-through and the establishment of a gross-based payment in ad-supported streaming while maintaining our historic fixed residuals where there is continued uncertainty about actual grosses.”
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Author:Gillian Reagan
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Feb 21, 2008
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