Sunday, March 3, 2024

Strike Update: Deal “Almost Done” for WGA, End in Sight Tonight for Writers, Studios


The Writers Guild strike against the studios, now on day 145, is almost over.

I’m told negotiations — which were very close last night — will be wrapped up today before everyone goes to sleep on the East Coast.

The painful strike has clarified a lot of things, and brought the WGA together.

Next up will be SAG AFTRA. By October 1st, things in Hollywood should start to resume some normalcy.

Hold on!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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