Saturday, February 2, 2008

Breakthrough Reached?

Is this an answer to everyone's prayer?

Or rather, would it lead to a permanent answer to everyone's prayer?

According to this Associated Press report, there has been a breakthrough in the talks between the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

There was no further explanation, nor any other details, regarding this breakthrough. But two unnamed sources (who requested anonymity as they are not authorized to speak publicly regarding these talks) did say that there has been some "significant" progress in the talks between the two parties. One source also said that "a deal might be announced within a week."

This is fantastic news. It has been almost three months since the WGA members started picketing. It has crippled the TV and movie industries, as most (if not all) scripted TV shows that premiered last September or October have run out of fresh episodes and the production for the Angels & Demons film has been postponed. It has also disrupted the awards season, such as the Golden Globes.

I fully support the WGA and I fervently hope that they get what they deserve.

Hopefully, if they reach an agreement within this week, production for LOST will resume and we'll get the sixteen episodes promised for this season.

Please, God.

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