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News Release: January 28, 2014
Writers Guilds of America, West and East Set Contract Negotiations Start Date

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK -- The Writers Guilds of America, West and East announced today that they have set February 3, 2014, as the date to begin formal contract negotiations with The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The first round of talks will be held at AMPTP headquarters.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.