Union leaders and Hollywood studios reached a tentative agreement Sunday to end a historic writers’ strike after nearly five months, although no agreement has been reached with the striking actors.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced the agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the group that represents studios, streaming services and production companies. in the negotiations.
“The WGA has reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP,” he said in an email to members. “This was made possible by the enduring solidarity of WGA members and the extraordinary support of our sister unions, who joined us in demonstrations for more than 146 days.”
An agreement for a three-year contract — reached after five days of marathon renewed negotiations between the WGA and AMPTP — still needs to be approved by the union’s board of directors and members before the strike can officially end.
Terms were not announced at this time. The tentative agreement to end the last writers’ strike, in 2008, was approved by more than 90% of the members.
The agreement was reached with just five days remaining until the strike became the longest in the union’s history, and the longest in Hollywood in decades.