According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Writer’s Guild of America may be approaching a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which could end a 145-day strike.
However, the WGA has not yet released a statement on whether or not a deal has been reached, so this information must be treated with caution. What has been known is that the guild has been meeting with the AMPTP since Wednesday and has continued negotiations until today.
The only statements stated were that the two groups met and would continue negotiations the following day, jointly released by the WGA and the AMPTP. These statements were interpreted as a positive sign that negotiations were going well. The Hollywood Reporter’s piece reports that company-side lawyers have been working on language since Friday night and the details since Saturday morning.
While it is unclear if a deal has been reached at this point, it would mark a positive development in ending the longest interruption of film and television productions since the COVID-19 pandemic, with SAG-AFTRA now next in line to hopefully get paid and treated fairly by the studios.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter