Date: 2nd February 2001

Will Strike Talks Continue?

It appears unlikely that the Writers Guild of America and movie and TV producers will be able to reach a new contract agreement by the end of today (Friday), the day that the WGA originally set as a deadline, the Associated Press observed Thursday. The wire service noted, however, that WGA President John Wells said when the talks began that he would consider extending the deadline if it appeared that the sides were making progress.

Source: Studio Briefing