Film & Television

Hollywood screenwriters reach tentative deal to end strike action

Agreement, if approved by guild members, will end five-month strike

Writers Guild of America: “We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.” Picture: Getty

Striking Hollywood screenwriters reached a tentative new labour agreement with studios including Walt Disney and Netflix, settling one of two walkouts that have shut down film and TV production.

The Writers Guild of America, which represents more than 11,500 Hollywood scribes, said Sunday it reached the deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, the studios’ bargaining group. The agreement, if approved by the guild members, will end a strike that began on ...