While rumors continued to swirl in Hollywood that both the Writers Guild of America leadership and the conglomerates had hammered out a tentative deal, WGA Negotiating Committee Chairman John F. Bowman sent an email to members late Monday that was obtained by EW.com. “While we have made important progress since the companies re-engaged us in serious talks, negotiations continue,” he said. “Regardless of what you may hear or read, there are many significant points that have yet to be worked out.”
As a result, the guild is scheduling informational meetings on both coasts this weekend to update the membership. Bowman said neither the negotiating committee, nor the WGA councils on either coast, will take action on the proposed contract until after these meetings.
Picketing is scheduled to continue this week in front of all the major studios and networks.