The Hollywood writers strike is officially over after nearly five months.
Last night (Sept. 26), the Writers Guild of America board members all voted to accept a deal, two days after the tentative agreement was reached with a combination of Hollywood’s biggest studios. It includes significant wins in the main areas writers had fought for like compensation, length of employment, size of staffs and control of artificial intelligence.
On Sunday (Sept. 24), Variety reported that the three-year contract was described as “exceptional." the WGA’s negotiating committee wrote in a statement. “We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership,” the message read. “What remains now is for our staff to make sure everything we have agreed to is codified in final contract language.”
It continued, “And though we are eager to share the details of what has been achieved with you, we cannot do that until the last ‘i’ is dotted. To do so would complicate our ability to finish the job. So, as you have been patient with us before, we ask you to be patient again — one last time.”