Saturday, February 09, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Tentative Agreement Reached

The 3-month old Writers Strike may be coming to an end after a tentative agreement between the WGA and the AMPTP was reached late yesterday. Today, the WGA is meeting to discuss the deal and decide how to proceed. WGA (West) President Patric Verrone and WGA (East) President Michael Winship sent a letter to the membership outlining their take on the tentative deal. "It is an agreement that protects a future in which the Internet becomes the primary means of both content creation and delivery," they wrote. They also acknowledged the tremendous support from many different groups during the difficult 3-month ordeal. "We earned the backing of other unions and their members worldwide, the respect of elected leaders and politicians throughout the nation, and the overwhelming support of fans and the general public. Our thanks to all of them, and to the staffs at both Guilds who have worked so long and patiently to help us all."

You can read their full statement over at United Hollywood. An outline of the terms of the tentative agreement can be found HERE. And be sure to stay tuned as this story continues to develop this weekend and into next week. Fingers crossed, hopes high that everyone is back at work on our favorite shows as early as this coming week.

1 comment:

suekola44 said...

I heard tonite they are voting on Tues. now and could be back to work on Wed. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!