Hollywood writers on strike will speak with studios for first time in three months

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The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced on Tuesday that Hollywood’s striking writers and major studios had agreed to hold discussions on Friday for the first time since their strike over greater compensation demands in May.

The WGA negotiating committee informed its members in a statement that was shared with Reuters that the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) had contacted the WGA and requested a meeting.

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The committee informed its members in its letter that it would “be back in communication with you sometime after the meeting with further information.”

Walt Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery, and other studios are represented in negotiations by the AMPTP.

Without providing any information, an AMPTP representative told Reuters that the alliance was committed to locating an agreement that would benefit all parties.

About 11,500 writers went on strike, which caused late-night shows to postpone new episodes, interrupted the majority of the autumn TV season’s filming, and stopped production of high-profile films.

In July, Hollywood actors joined the writers on the picket lines to call for better streaming-era wages and restrictions on the usage of AI.

The WGA and the studios were reportedly close to reaching an agreement, according to the entertainment news site Deadline on Tuesday.