After signs of hope for a new deal, negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have failed again. The ongoing strike began on May 2 and has raged on for nearly 100 days as members take to the streets in protest for better wages and working conditions. The strike intensified after SAG-AFTRA joined the writers at the picket line on July 14 when the union failed to reach its own agreement with the AMPTP. Recently, studios agreed to negotiate with the WGA. The AMPTP indicated that it would be willing to meet on August 4, and the WGA came to the table for a potential deal.