While this is undoubtedly good news for workers’ rights, the deal isn’t quite done yet; below, find a guide to everything that still needs to happen between the WGA and AMPTP, as well as a look at the future of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
What did the WGA win in their new contract?
The terms of the agreement are not publicly known yet, but some of the most contentious and urgent issues brought up by the WGA included compensation for streaming use, writers-room size, and studio use of AI technology that threatens to put writers out of work.
What happens next?
WGA members still have to vote on whether to accept the deal. That is likely to happen in the coming days; in February of 2008, the last time WGA writers engaged in a strike en masse, 92.5% of WGA members voted to end the strike after a deal was made.
Has the AMPTP discussed the deal?
Only to say that “the WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement,” which (so far) remains the organization’s only comment.
What’s going on with the SAG-AFTRA strike?
Now that the WGA strike seems to have reached an end, the industry’s attention is turning toward the nearly 160,000 members of the actors’ union who are still on strike and dealing with many of the same issues that have plagued Hollywood writers (including insufficient studio compensation and the threat of AI). The WGA has suspended picketing as of Monday but is still encouraging members to join actors on the SAG-AFTRA picket lines starting Tuesday.