Your shows are safe: WGA reaches deal to avoid another writers strike

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It went down to the wire, but the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a new three-year deal in their contract negotiations, avoiding a possible writers’ strike that could’ve shut down production on countless projects and cost the industry millions. This is especially good news for fans of late night shows like Saturday Night Live, which would’ve been the first to have been affected by a work stoppage. 

The negotiations stretched past the midnight deadline, with official word of a deal announced after 1 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning.

In a letter to its members, the WGA announced a “tentative agreement” with the AMPTP that they estimate will give the guild an additional $ 130 million over the three years of the contract.  Read more…

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