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Writers strike – Writers return to work; strike is over

Writers strike – Writers return to work; strike is over

After 14 weeks, the Writers Guild of America strike is now over. WGA members voted for a deal with the AMPTP and it’s reported the deal was approved by 92.5% of those members. Writers have been on strike in the US since early November 2007, following a dispute over the amount of money they get for online and DVD sales of their work. The new deal addresses those issues, and all writers return to work this week. The US TV…

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Writers strike – Strike leaders vote in favour of deal

Writers strike – Strike leaders vote in favour of deal

A brief update on the US writers strike from BBC News – “Leaders of striking US film and TV writers have voted in favour of a deal that will end their three-month strike” and the BBC add “union rank and file members are now set to ratify the decision in a vote on Tuesday, after which they are expected to return to work”. Read more on the BBC News website. Update: Media website Digital Spy also have some news on…

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Writers strike – Writers to vote on proposed deal

Writers strike – Writers to vote on proposed deal

A slight change to the previous reports – the striking Writers Guild of America members won’t be returning to work on Monday, but will instead be voting on whether to accept the proposed “tentative deal”. The Underwire blog on the Wired Blog Network say the writers are “most likely heading back to their keyboards by Wednesday” and that “writers will vote on the contract within the next two days”. Writers Guild of America members heard the deal in a Los…

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Writers strike – ‘Tentative deal’ reached

Writers strike – ‘Tentative deal’ reached

The US writers strike appears to be coming to an end. The Writers Guild of America says they have reached a “tentative deal” and Reuters report “members will meet in New York and Los Angeles later on Saturday to discuss specific terms, the ratification process and ending the strike, the union added”. Media news website Digital Spy add “America’s television production industry could be back in business as early as Monday” and that “WGA East members will gather at 2pm…

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