Writers, studios plan to resume talks

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The WGA will begin informal talks with studio CEOs, perhaps as soon as Monday, in an effort to resume formal negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

That news -- from a key WGA source requesting anonymity -- follows Thursday's announcement of a new contract for the DGA. The striking WGA, which hasn't held a negotiating session with the AMPTP since Dec. 7, will study terms of the DGA contract all weekend, the guild insider said.

The WGA negotiating meeting is set to meet Saturday and again on Tuesday, with the WGA board set to meet Tuesday night.

"We're going to follow the same pattern as the DGA," the guild source said, "first meeting with the studio executives informally and then maybe following that up with actual negotiations. But first we have to study all of the details of the DGA deal."
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