UPDATE: Today’s statement by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers:

“Ratification of the new agreement between the AMPTP and the Writers Guild of America is a significant achievement for both parties and an important milestone for the industry. Taking into account the agreement reached with the WGA, the industry has now successfully concluded an agreement with each of the major Guilds over the past six months. Taken together, these agreements will give the industry an opportunity for a sustained period of labor peace.”

April 27th, 2011

To Our Fellow Members:

We are pleased to announce that our joint memberships have ratified our new contract with the AMPTP by an overwhelming majority. With a total of 1,952 valid ballots cast, 90.7 percent voted in favor of ratification. The term of the new deal is from May 2, 2011 through May 1, 2014. We move forward knowing that the significant gains we made in employer contributions to our pension plan better enable it to meet its obligations for the foreseeable future and that we’ve secured increases for reuse payments in Pay TV and increases in minimums.

We wish, once again, to thank the negotiating committee and the members who participated in the outreach meetings, surveys, and committees that helped to formulate our proposals for the 2011 negotiations.

Thanks to you, with the ratification of the 2011 MBA complete, we can now look ahead to the challenges that remain and continue to fight for the rights of our members.

In Solidarity,

John Wells
President, WGAW

Michael Winship
President, WGAE