Studio executives weren’t present for the talks Saturday, which lasted eight hours, two sources familiar with the negotiations said. Bargaining will enter a fifth day Sunday.
Hollywood writers and producers have made « major progress » in negotiations to end the strike that has gone on for 145 days, but a major sticking point has been language over the use of artificial intelligence, two sources familiar with the negotiations said Saturday.
Studio executives were not present for the talks Saturday, which lasted eight hours, the sources said, and negotiations ended without a deal.
The two sides — the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers — said in a joint statement that bargaining would resume Sunday.
The AMPTP is a trade group that bargains for the major studios and streaming services. (The group represents NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.)
The back-to-back weekend meetings may be a sign of hope amid a strike that ended some television programs before their seasons ended and postponed the annual fall season of debuts and returns.