After nearly five months of strike, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and AMPTP, the agency representing film studios and streaming services, have reached a tentative agreement. The outline of the agreement between them was approved on Sunday, September 24.
Both sides announced the agreement in a joint statement. Negotiations have been going on since the beginning of last week. The meetings on Friday, September 22 and Sunday, September 24 turned out to be decisive. Details of the outline of the contract were not disclosed. However, they will be presented to Guild members before voting on its adoption. The issues on which the deadlock was broken included the use of artificial intelligence and the level of work in the writing room.
However, this does not mean the immediate end of the strike. The committee appointed by the WGA to negotiate must vote on whether it accepts the agreement. If approved, it will go to Guild boards on the East and West Coasts of the United States. They will decide whether the contract will go to a general vote, and whether the screenwriters will be able to return to work until it is ratified. WGA authorities emphasize that the strike is still ongoing. However, they suspended organization and participation in pickets.