The screenwriters union and Hollywood studios have reached an agreement in principle to end a historic strike that has lasted almost five months.
The WGA (Writers Guild of America) announced the agreement in a joint statement with the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers), a group that represents Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal, Paramount and Sony, published on Sunday.
The agreement “was made possible thanks to the enduring solidarity of WGA members and the extraordinary support of partner unions who joined the picket lines for more than 146 days,” the WGA said in an email sent to members.
The agreement, which will be valid for three years, was reached after a marathon five days of negotiations and must be approved by WGA leadership and members before the strike officially ends.
As soon as this happens, productions such as talk shows will be able to return.
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