The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract on September 24, 2023, after a 146-day strike. The agreement includes significant gains for writers in all sectors of the industry, including higher wage floors, improved residuals, and protections against the use of artificial intelligence in writing rooms.
The tentative agreement must now be ratified by the WGA membership before it can take effect. If ratified, the new contract will run from November 1, 2023, to October 31, 2026.
The WGA strike was the longest in the union’s history, and it had a significant impact on the Hollywood industry. Many TV shows and movies were delayed or canceled due to the strike, and production studios lost billions of dollars.
The tentative agreement is a significant victory for writers, and it should help to ensure that they are fairly compensated for their work in the streaming era.