Hollywood writers in deal to end US studio strike
US screenwriters, currently on strike, say they have reached a tentative deal with studio bosses that could see them end a strike that has lasted nearly five months.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) said it was “exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers”. WGA members must still have a final say.
The current Hollywood strikes have halted most film and TV productions and is the longest strike to affect the industry in decades.
Writers were soon joined by actors in industrial action.
The writers’ walkout began on 2 May and has so far cost the US economy around $5bn according to estimates.
Many top shows have been paused due to the writers’ strike – shows such as Stranger Things and Yellowjackets as well as several daytime and late-night talk shows.
Writers – and actors – are striking over issues around pay, and the impact of AI and residuals, among other issues.