Deal Reached In Writer’s Strike
According to a Reuters dispatch, the Writer’s Guild of America has reached a tentative deal with the studios after a three-month walk-out that brought most domestic television and movie production to a halt.
The deal isn’t perfect, union reps stated, but it’s strong enough for them to recommend to their membership. Meetings will be held later today on both coasts to explain the terms and to vote on ratification.
The heart of the dispute involved the writer’s share of online revenues, which for which they previously did not receive penny one, and their diminutive payments for DVD sales. Whereas prognosticators haven’t had a great track record lately, it is expected this deal will be approved.
This means the Justice League movie might get rescued – maybe – and the Academy Awards will go on as scheduled later this month. And that means the world will not end after all.