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Hollywood writers strike is over after a historical halt in major entertainment

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Mario Anzuoni

         After almost 5 months of striking halting entertainment; the Writers Guild of America (WGA) voted unanimously to seize the Hollywood strike as of 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday, September 27th. The boards of both the Eastern and Western branches of the WGA voted to accept a deal with The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on behalf of major companies like Disney, Comcast or Viacom. Writers got a 3.5%-5% increase with future increase in pay. Writers also won significantly with compensation, employment length, the sizes of staff and even control over AI – a concern in entertainment. Writers also got a new residual payment system with streaming services like Netflix or Max. The contract will last for 3 years ending in May 2026. Writers have now returned back to work. Despite this, writers have to agree to the contract themselves in early October. Following the end of the writer’s strike, media companies Max, NBC, CBS and Comedy Central have announced the return of well-known late-night shows. Despite the writer’s massive victory, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is still on strike. This is still preventing the overall development other mainstream television shows. However, a deal between AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA is in sight as negotiations resumed starting early October.

 

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David likes to write. But in most of his spare time he enjoys playing games and reading articles to learn about new things. He also enjoys school and learning new things. He wants to be a professor.