June 14, 2024

WGA & AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal To End Writers Strike

After almost five months of strike action, the Writers Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a tentative deal. When the parties were able to resolve their impasse over the staffing levels for the writing room and AI on Sunday, the basic terms of the agreement were agreed.

“The WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement,” the WGA and the AMPTP said in a joint statement this evening.

“We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA, which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language,” the WGA told its members in a release, which came after five days of long negotiations.

The WGA’s tentative agreement has not yet been made public, but the guild will do so before the membership votes on ratification.

The first programs to go dark when the current WGA strike started on May 2 — late-night comedy shows and daytime talk shows — will be able to resume airing nearly quickly since they aren’t covered by SAG-AFTRA’s ongoing strike. Until that strike is resolved as well, movies and scripted TV shows that didn’t sign interim agreements with SAG-AFTRA won’t be released.

Source: Deadline

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