Writers reach tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end strike after almost 150 days

The language of the tentative deal has not yet been released.

Published: September 25, 2023 7:29am

Updated: September 25, 2023 8:06am

The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers negotiations on Sunday night reached a preliminary agreement that would end the Hollywood strike after that now almost 150 days long 

The language of the tentative deal has not yet been publicly released.

WGA's negotiating committee sent a letter to members Sunday evening about the tentative deal and emphasized that the strike will continue for the time being and writes won't return to work until the agreement is ratified. 

"Though we are eager to share the details of what has been achieved with you, we cannot do that until the last 'i' is dotted," the letter states. "To do so would complicate our ability to finish the job. So, as you have been patient with us before, we ask you to be patient again – one last time."

In the letter, the WGA describe the deal as "exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership." 

"What we have won in this contract – most particularly, everything we have gained since May 2nd – is due to the willingness of this membership to exercise its power, to demonstrate its solidarity, to walk side-by-side, to endure the pain and uncertainty of the past 146 days," the letter read. "It is the leverage generated by your strike, in concert with the extraordinary support of our union siblings, that finally brought the companies back to the table to make a deal."

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