WGA and AMPTP reached a tentative agreement to end the strike.
The strike started on May 2, now finally come to an end. It ended with a tentative deal between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
The WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement. This was made possible by the enduring solidarity of WGA members and extraordinary support of our union siblings who stood with us for over 146 days. More details coming after contract language is finalized. #WGAStrike pic.twitter.com/GBg2wZBwGB
— Writers Guild of America West (@WGAWest) September 25, 2023
It took five days of negotiations, the deal was finalized to end the second-longest strike. After the 1988 strike that lasted for 153 days over the issue of residuals for hour-long shows and expanded creative rights.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass issued a statement, “After a nearly five-month long strike, I am grateful that the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a fair agreement and I’m hopeful that the same can happen soon with the Screen Actors Guild. This historic strike impacted so many across Los Angeles and across the nation. Now, we must focus on getting the entertainment industry, and all the small businesses that depend on it, back on their feet and stronger than ever before.”
Actor Kumail Nanjiani expressed his happiness on the deal.
Yes!!!! It’s been a tough five months (!) but we finally have a deal!!! https://t.co/2wdr4E9Oeo
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 25, 2023
Resumption of Shows
As the strike ends, the late-night and daytime shows could return soon. Daytime shows like The Drew Barrymore Show, The Jennifer Hudson Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Talk are expected to return in the second week of October.
Even late-night shows like Late Night With Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night With Seth Meyers and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver are expected to return in early October. Till then, the hosts of these shows started a podcast together after the strike started.
Published by HOLR Magazine