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An end to the long-running Hollywood writers’ strike may be in sight, with the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers – which represents the streamers and the studios – reportedly having reached a tentative agreement over a new deal.
No details of what the deal contains have yet been released, but if the WGA’s 11,500 members ratify it, the 146-day strike could soon be over.
The WGA and SAG-AFTRA picket line outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles in July.Credit: Bloomberg/Jill Connelly
The Writers Guild has been on strike since May 2 when its agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expired. Writers want an increase in pay, minimum staffing levels in writers’ rooms for TV series, a breaking down of the distinction between a theatrical (in cinema) and streaming release for movies (as it affects the way they are paid) and the regulation of artificial intelligence.
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