- After 148 days on strike, everything seems to indicate that it is about to come to an end following a new agreement between the scriptwriters and production companies.
Hollywood has experienced critical days after the screenwriters went on strike to demand better labor benefits and after some negotiations, at the end of September it was reported that reached an agreement between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
This put an end to the strike, however, the scriptwriters still had to ratify the new agreement they reached in order to be sure that they will have better working conditions.
The Hollywood screenwriters voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new contract that they battled with the studiosthe union said Monday, ending one of the industry’s longest strikes.
The approval by the union that brings together some 11,500 members it was almost taken for granted.
Last month, after 148 days on strike, WGA negotiators reached an agreement with content platforms such as Netflix and Disney, and achieved better wages and greater protections against the use of artificial intelligence, among other changes.
most of the writers returned to work almost two weeks ago, because they anticipatedn that the agreement would be ratified.
Despite the agreement, film and television production companies in Hollywood have not yet resumed activities at full speed since the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), which represents some 160,000 artists, also remains paralyzed by a contractual fight. .
The conversations between the studios and SAG-AFTRA, which went on strike in July, They started last week and should be resumed on Monday.
SAG-AFTRA’s demands on salaries and limitations on the use of AI go deeper than those of screenwriters.
The Alliance of Film and Television Producers, which represented the largest industry studios in negotiations with the WGA, praised the outcome of the screenwriters’ vote.