The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has reached a tentative agreement with major Hollywood studios to end their strike!
Of course, the writers’ strike has been going on since the beginning of May. But on Sunday, the WGA announced in a press release that it may all soon be over.
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In the statement posted on its website and subsequently throughout the media landscape, the guild wrote:
“We have reached a preliminary agreement on a new MBA 2023, which means an agreement in principle on all contractual points, subject to the drafting of the final contractual language. We can say with great pride that this deal is exceptional – with significant benefits and protections for authors across all membership areas.”
Details of the deal have not yet been announced and the agreement is only tentative. Next, the WGA will provide its members with a summary of the deal prior to the guild vote to ratify the terms of the agreement People.
Still, this appears to be an important agreement between the WGA and the WGA Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP). This latter group represents the major studios on the other end of this labor dispute – Netflix, Amazon, Apple, NBCUniversal, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, SonyAnd Of highest importance.
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Per People, the WGA and AMPTP met in person on Wednesday and then again virtually on Sunday. The WGA and its members demanded higher pay and important contract adjustments related to things like writers’ room staffing obligations, show tenure and residuals for streaming productions.
Hopefully when the details emerge it will be clear that this deal is good for the writers!
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