- The strike commenced in May.
- Writers have reached a preliminary labour agreement with the industry’s major studios in a deal to end
Hollywood writers under their umbrella body the Writers Guild of America (WGA) reached a preliminary labor agreement with the industry’s major studios in a deal to end one of two strikes that led to the shutdown of most film and television production for nearly five months.
About 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America walked off the job on 2nd/ May/ 2023 over payment issues, the size of writing staff on shows, and the use of artificial intelligence in creating scripts.
The agreement between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers(AMPTP), the group that represents all major Hollywood studios, was announced on Sunday 24th September 2023 following several marathon bargaining sessions.
However, the strike has not yet been officially declared over until the guild’s board and members approve the three-year contract agreement agreed to by negotiators WGA and the AMPTP.
Meanwhile, the dispute that led to the shutdown of several of America's top shows, popular TV series and late-night talk shows has cost the California economy billions of dollars.
Many related businesses have also been hit, including caterers, costume suppliers, carpenters, and camera operators.