ATA Expresses “Serious Doubts” About WGA’s Willingness To Reach New Agency Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: The WGA's negotiations with the Association of Talent Agents for a new franchise agreement have not gotten off to a good start, with the ATA saying Friday that its member agencies “have serious doubts about the sincerity of WGA leadership's desire for a negotiated solution.” The two side met last Tuesday for the first time, but the ATA is telling members that writers guild leaders don't seem to be interested in reaching a deal. Their current agreement, which…