A deal has been struck and all hinges on a vote Tuesday by union members. Looks like we’ll have some new TV in the works as early as Wednesday. This is from the New York Times. — JS
LOS ANGELES — An end to Hollywood’s long and bitter writers’ strike appears all but assured, as the governing boards of the unions representing 12,000 movie and television writers on Sunday unanimously approved a tentative three-year deal with production companies.
Writers Guild of America East president Michael Winship and east coast members of the Writers Guild met to discuss terms of tentative agreement.
The strike, which began Nov. 5, remains in effect until the unions’ membership votes on Tuesday whether to end the walkout before formal ratification, guild officials said. Patric M. Verrone, president of the Writers Guild of America West, said Sunday at a news conference at the union’s headquarters here that no writing could take place until that vote is complete. That means the film and television writers could be back to work on Wednesday. The new contract will be put before the membership within 10 to 12 days.