Monday, September 25, 2023

Strike Over?

After a 146-day strike, the WGA and AMPTP have finally reached a tentative agreement, paving the way for a return to production in Hollywood.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has finally reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), bringing an end to the 146-day strike that has paralyzed Hollywood. The deal, which was reached after five consecutive days of negotiations, includes a number of significant gains for writers, including a new streaming residual formula, a compromise on minimum staffing, and other improvements to working conditions.

The strike, which began on May 2, has had a devastating impact on the content industry, with billions of dollars in lost revenue and thousands of jobs left in limbo. However, the WGA has remained steadfast in its demands, and its members have shown remarkable solidarity throughout the walkout.

The tentative agreement is a testament to the power of unions and the importance of collective bargaining. It is also a reminder that Hollywood is still a town where creativity and innovation can thrive, even in the face of corporate greed.

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