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WGA and AMPTP Agree on “Tentative” Deal to End Hollywood Strike

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Never has the word tentative done such heavy lifting than in today’s WGA-themed headlines.

News broke in the early hours that the Writers Guild of America and major studios and streamers have come to “tentative agreement” to end the strike that has put Hollywood on hiatus over the past 146 days.

“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 WGA’s negotiating committee wrote in an email to members sent at 7:10 p.m. PT on Sunday evening.

A new three-year contract is in the final stages — with specific wording to be inked — that will add groundbreaking additions to the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement, including the use of AI in content production.

With writers still on strike until the deal has been formally ratified (Guild leaders will vote on Tuesday), the strike is still ongoing, although picketing has been suspended. Some studios have reportedly already reached out to writers requesting a return to work on Tuesday afternoon.

“What we have won in this contract – most particularly, everything we have gained since May 2nd – is due to the willingness of this membership to exercise its power, to demonstrate its solidarity, to walk side-by-side, to endure the pain and uncertainty of the past 146 days. It is the leverage generated by your strike, in concert with the extraordinary support of our union siblings, that finally brought the companies back to the table to make a deal,” the negotiating committee said.

SAG-SFTRA, the actors’ Guild, who have also been on strike since July 14, sent the following message of congratulations to the Writers’ Guild:

“SAG-AFTRA congratulates the WGA on reaching a tentative agreement with the AMPTP after 146 days of incredible strength, resiliency, and solidarity on the picket lines. While we look forward to reviewing the WGA and AMPTP’s tentative agreement, we remain committed to achieving the necessary terms for our members,” the statement said.

“Since the day the WGA strike began, SAG-AFTRA members have stood alongside the writers on the picket lines. We remain on strike in our TV/Theatrical contract and continue to urge the studio and streamer CEOs and the AMPTP to return to the table and make the fair deal that our members deserve and demand.”

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