Writers Guild And Studios Set Tentative Deal

The Writers Guild of America and the major studios reached a deal Tuesday night on a new agreement, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The deal is said to include increased residuals — which likely mirror the improvements achieved by the Directors Guild and subsequently SAG-AFTRA — and improvements on span, a concept under which writers are paid additional compensation for working more than a set number of weeks on a television script.

Will Hollywood TV Writers Go On Strike?

As the number of scripted series and TV writers surge, shorter orders stall the volume of produced episodes and staff writer earnings, while screenwriter’s wages drop 21%. Growth in the labor supply has outstripped growth in demand, while shorter series orders mean writers, who are held under option from season to season, may be working yet making less than before.

Hollywood Braces For Another Writers’ Strike