Hollywood studios announced their plans to resume contract negotiations next week, signaling a potential end to the ongoing writers’ strike.
A statement released by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), representing various studios, streaming services, and production companies in union discussions, indicated that they initiated contact with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on Wednesday. Negotiations are set to recommence in the coming week.
Details of the upcoming talks are still being finalized, but both parties seem committed to reaching an equitable resolution. The statement from AMPTP expressed their dedication to working collaboratively with the WGA to bring the strike to a close.
The Associated Press reached out to representatives from the writers’ side for comment, but they have yet to respond.
Notably, discussions regarding a potential actors’ strike have not yet been scheduled.
The writers have endured a strike lasting four and a half months, citing concerns related to compensation, job security, and the regulation of artificial intelligence.
In mid-August, there were several meetings between the two sides, including one involving key figures from Disney, Netflix, and Warner Bros. Discovery. During these meetings, writers expressed their frustration with the response to their sole counteroffer and exchanged contract proposals.