The WGA membership ratified its contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, bringing a final end to the strike that lasted for nearly five months.
After a week of voting, a vast majority of the WGA membership cast its ballot in favour of ratifying the three-year Minimum Basic Agreement. Some 8,525 valid votes, or “99% of WGA members,” as the guild termed it, were cast by members of the 11,000-strong Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East.
With major strides for scribes in terms of A.I. guardrails, residuals, writers room staffing and data transparency, as well as pay hikes, the now-sealed deal runs from September 25, 2023 to May 31, 2026.