This is the first video produced by the AMPTP since the strike began. It was published on the alliance’s Web site just after 10 a.m. this morning, at the moment when, according to the studios, “WGA members have lost more in salary and benefits than they ever hoped to gain by striking.”
The WGAE and the WGAW have issued the following statement regarding Contract 2007 negotiations:
"Big media walked away from the table and refuses to negotiate. The media conglomerates know that the core issue in these negotiations is new media. Their current proposals would cause writers even more economic harm in the future than they claim this strike has caused. To sidestep this fact, they erroneously claim we are focused on other issues. The conglomerates are responsible for creating the economic havoc. They should put their energies into making a fair deal with writers rather than issuing misleading statements."