Writers and Hollywood studios have reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has been ongoing for nearly two months. The agreement, which was announced on September 26, 2023, still needs to be ratified by the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, but it represents a major breakthrough in the dispute.
The strike began on May 2, 2023, after the WGA and AMPTP failed to reach an agreement on a new contract. The WGA was demanding better pay and residuals for writers, as well as more control over their work. The AMPTP, which represents the major Hollywood studios, resisted these demands, and the two sides were unable to reach a compromise.
The strike has had a significant impact on the entertainment industry. Many TV shows have been delayed or cancelled, and the production of new films has been disrupted. The strike has also cost the industry billions of dollars in lost revenue.
The tentative agreement between the WGA and AMPTP includes a number of concessions on both sides. The WGA has agreed to drop its demand for more control over writers’ work, while the AMPTP has agreed to increase pay and residuals for writers. The agreement also includes a number of new provisions designed to protect writers from discrimination and harassment.
The tentative agreement is a positive step for the entertainment industry. If it is ratified, it will end the strike and allow writers and studios to get back to work. This will be a relief to fans of TV shows and movies, who have been waiting for new content for nearly two months.