No Spoilers! Hollywood Negotiators cutting your Streaming Cable? 

How many episodes of your favorite TV show have you binge-watched while waiting for the Hollywood TV writers to strike a deal? Share your take on the ongoing negotiations – what happens next?


Negotiations in the entertainment industry are highly complex, and the stakes are high, with huge sums of money and public perception hanging in the balance. The ongoing Hollywood TV writer’s strike demonstrates how important it is for both sides to have strong negotiation skills. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is seeking increased compensation for writers, while the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) is pushing back, citing the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Negotiations between the two parties have stalled, suggesting that this strike may last a while and impact the next season of your favourite series.   


The two sides seem to be miles apart, and without improved negotiation skills, parties may struggle to reach an agreement that satisfies both their interests. Both the WGA and the AMPTP have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have differing perspectives on how it has impacted them.  These differing perspectives make it difficult for the two sides to agree on a path forward, as they must find a way to balance the interests of both writers and producers while also taking into account the financial realities of the industry during these challenging times. The parties have been unable to reach an agreement so far, leading to the ongoing strike and potential impacts on the next season of popular TV shows. Effective negotiation skills can avoid conflict such as this ongoing writers’ strike. By understanding the negotiation process and developing key skills, parties involved in the entertainment industry can approach negotiations with confidence and skill, leading to better outcomes for all.


Negotiating fair compensation and benefits is a crucial aspect of any writer’s career, and possessing the right skills can lead to better outcomes. &FLUENCE’s negotiation training program has helped professionals in the entertainment industry, including the Creatieve Coalitie [], to develop critical negotiation skills such as effective communication, creative problem-solving, and collaboration. Having these skills can help prevent future disputes such as the Hollywood writers strike and enable writers to negotiate for fair compensation and benefits more effectively.


By emphasizing collaboration and finding creative solutions that align with both parties’ interests, we help individuals and organizations approach negotiations with confidence and achieve their desired outcomes. 


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