Talks between striking screenwriters and Hollywood studios have broken down again with both sides blaming each other.
News that four straight days of negotiations had collapsed came in a sharply worded statement issued by studio bosses who accused Writers’ Guild leaders of making “unreasonable demands.”
But the writers claim the studios stormed off after the union refused to accept their ultimatum to give up several of their proposals in order to keep bargaining.
The month-long strike, over payments sought by writers for content delivered over the Internet, risks becoming one of the worst the industry has known.
It has halted production on dozens of TV shows and several movies, but both sides say they remain open to further talks.