Hollywood Writers Guild Ends Strike, Returns to Work
– The WGA strike has been the longest in Hollywood history and has halted production on many TV shows and movies.
– The new contract includes pay raises for writers on streaming content, which has become increasingly popular in recent years.
– The contract also includes some protections around the use of artificial intelligence, which writers are concerned could eventually replace their jobs.
Writers will vote on whether to ratify the contract in the coming days
If they approve it, they will be able to return to work immediately
– The WGA strike began on November 3, 2022, after the union failed to reach an agreement with Hollywood studios on a new contract.
– The main issues in the strike were pay and working conditions, including pay for streaming content and protections against the use of artificial intelligence.
The new tentative agreement includes pay raises for writers on streaming content
– as well as some protections around the use of artificial intelligence.
– The agreement also includes other gains, such as increased minimum pay for writers on TV shows and movies, and improved benefits.