The Animation Guild (TAG) won’t have a new contract in time for Christmas. Negotiations between the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents employers, have been put on hold after missing their deadline last week. They are set to start again in the new year.
Bargaining began on Monday, November 29, having been delayed from earlier in the year. The negotiations were due to wrap up on Thursday, December 2, but ran on into Friday.
“An agreement was not reached today,” Alexandra Drosu, TAG’s director of communications and content, told Deadline late on Friday. “We will have to continue negotiations in the New Year though no date has been set.” The current contract remains in effect in the meantime.