WGA sets date for strike authorization vote



*The Writers Guild of America is taking the first steps toward another potential writers strike.

*Some of the issues they want addressed are the reduction of income due to more series going to 13 ep seasons, more residuals from SVOD, and the shrinking funding of their health and pension plans.

*Talks have been cordial between the WGA and AMPTP, but an agreement hasn't been reached. Talks will resume this Monday.

*WGA members will vote on April 19 whether or not to authorize a strike. Their contract ends May 1.

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Hadn't seen much talk here about this potentially happening. Hopefully it gets resolved before the fall shows go into production!