The union says it has spoken to legacy studio execs amenable to its proposals
Let's consider the substantive content of the WGA's message - there is none. There were no negotiations with individual studios, no negotiations pending, and no meetings about negotiations. It's pure speculation based on a supposition derived from a few unnamed comments - basic garden variety hearsay. Now, why was this message sent now? Hollywood loves the "why now" question during a pitch so I'll give you mine. The WGA negotiators are hearing anger from within membership and a sense a possible coup. Should a general meeting be called, which has been requested, they will have a quorum and anyone can make a motion to either call the vote or call for the removal and replacement of the negotiating team. This letter is a diversion. Here is the story that a real journalist would go after, rather than checking their inbox for missives to reprint as stories - many people want to see the exact counter the WGA made on the 15th, but the WGA is not releasing it. Why?
I honestly don’t know if all this jibber jabbing color commentary from the side lines does anyone anywhere a lick of good. Has anyone ever stopped to think of that?