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Date Set to END the Writers’ Strike

Date Set to END the Writers’ Strike

The Writers Guild of America has been on strike for several months now. However, it appears that will be over very soon.

Strike

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Hollywood writers have been on strike after contract negotiations failed in May of 2023.

What does the walkout exactly mean? Many of our favorite television series, movie productions, daytime and nighttime shows came to a sudden halt. Thousands of unionized writers exercised their rights to proclaim that they are not being paid fairly. This comes after a high-stakes negotiations representing Hollywood’s production studios.

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Due to the negotiations that were presented, the board of directors for the Writers Guild of America which includes both West and East coast branches voted unanimously to call for a walkout.

THE LAST WRITER’S WALKOUT OCCURRED MORE THAN 15 YEARS AGO AFTER THE GUILD WALKED OFF FOR 100 DAYS IN 2007 AND 2008.

Impact and Reasons for the Strike

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In some cases, the impact was felt immediately. Late-night talk shows went dark. And in other cases, the producers of scripted drama and comedy series were forced to cut their seasons short or delay filming altogether.

Writer’s Guild members are seeking for structural changes to the business model and for an increase in pay. When pay has declined (even when adjusted for inflation) and the rise of streaming services, this causes great concern for writers to make a living.

Strike Over

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The Writers Guild of America reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers. This three-year Minimum Basic Agreement will end the strike. The board and council have already voted unanimously to recommend the agreement.

Now, it will be up to both guilds’ members to ratify the vote. Eligible voters will be able to vote from October 2 to October 9.

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Furthermore, they also voted to life the restraining order and end the strike as of 12:01 Pacific Time this morning, September 27. This allows writers to return to work during the ratification process.

Have you missed your favorite shows during the strike? Are you glad to see them reach an agreement? Let us know in the comments below. And, share this post with a friend so they don’t miss out on the information!


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