Bombshell Agency Text Rocks Friday Night as No Deal is Reached
An explosive message sent to several showrunners said a WGA deal was done Thursday night at 5 p.m. then fell apart
On the same night the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed to reach a settlement, the 500-member WhatsApp showrunners group members have used for solidarity and discussion was burning up after a text message was placed in the chain that had been received by several writers from their agents.
The text (placed in the chat before news broke that negotiations had ended without resolution at 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 22) read: “Latest updates I heard they are truly on the one yard line. Won’t get done tonight but will by Sunday evening, or earlier. Down to two points.”
The text also alluded to former WGA chief negotiator David Young (including details The Ankler is not republishing), claiming,