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Screenwriters End Hollywood Strike

Hollywood's writers strike came to a close after nearly five months on Tuesday night when board members from their union approved a contract agreement with studios, marking a partial return to production in the industry, as reported by Andrew Dalton for the Associated Press (AP).

WGAW President Meredith Stiehm and SAG-AFTRA Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. I Photo: Writers Guild of America West

The governing boards of the eastern and western branches of the Writers Guild of America, along with their joint negotiating committee, all voted in favor of accepting the deal.

This decision came two days after a tentative agreement was reached with a coalition of Hollywood's largest studios, streaming services, and production companies.

Following the vote, they officially announced the end of the strike, allowing writers to begin working on scripts starting at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.

Late-night talk shows, which were the first to halt production when writers went on strike on May 2, are likely to be among the first shows to resume. However, it will take more time for scripted shows to return, as actors are still on strike, and there are no negotiations on the horizon yet.

All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

The writers will still need to vote to ratify the contract themselves in early October, but the decision to end the strike will enable them to work during this ratification process. The guild informed its members of this through an email, as reported by Leslie Ambriz and Krysta Fauria for AP.

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