Hollywood Writers Reach Tentative Deal With Studios

Striking writers will go back to work if the deal is approved by union members. Actors are still on strike over compensation, residual payments and AI protection, among other issues.

Hollywood writers reached a tentative labour agreement with the major studios on Sunday, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced.

In a brief statement, the WGA said the agreement was “made possible by the enduring solidarity of WGA members and extraordinary support of our union siblings who joined us on the picket lines for over 146 days.”

The three-year contract must be approved by members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which represents 11,500 film and television writers, before it can take effect. The terms of the deal were not immediately announced.

Actors are still on strike

The deal is expected to end one of two strikes that have halted most film and television production.

As a result, nightly network shows such as NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon or ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! could return to the air within days.

But as writers prepare to possibly crack open their laptops again, it’s far from business as usual in Hollywood as the actors’ strike continues.

Talks between the studios and the striking actors have not yet resumed, so crew members left out of work by the walkout will remain unemployed for the time being.

This article was originally published on DW.