AFTRA and SAG form a friendly alphabet soup.
The guild has authorized its national board to proceed with a work stoppage.
Despite any excitement over a possible end to the writers' strike soon, Writers Guild and AMPTP insiders say "there's still a possibility this thing could get fucked."
Why doesn't everyone do this?
The official Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Website is located at amptp.org, but today Vulture buddy Nikki Finke points us to amptp.com where some Writers Guild cutups have set up a fake site.
Plus: Guess who died!
Maybe! But we doubt it.
After a last-minute offer from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed to materialize before the Writers Guild's contract expired Wednesday, WGA leaders last night announced plans to strike last night.
Writers Guild contract negotiations broke down last night before the midnight deadline, presumably so members of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers could go trick-or-treating.
Today's the big day! The Writers Guild's contract expires at midnight tonight, which means they have only a few short hours to negotiate a new one with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers before a strike is called and Hollywood crumbles into the Pacific Ocean, never to be heard from again.