Writer’s Strike Almost Over???

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Hey all…

I’ve seen from various news outlets, including ABC, Variety, and Slashdot that the Writer’s Strike may be coming to a close if the WGA‘s members vote through an agreement on Saturday. Could it be true?

Most picketers seem to be waiting to hear the details of the contract agreement from their WGA leadership on Saturday. Nobody wants to accept a bad deal just because there’s a deal on the table. Most members have very specific concerns about deal points, one of which being a 17-to-24 day window that studios would have for free usage of content before writers got paid for programs streamed on the internet.

But we should hear sometime Saturday whether the WGA members accept the terms of the deal.

An interesting quote I’ve seen in a few places is from former Disney CEO Michael Eisner

“It’s over. They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It’s going on Saturday to the writers in general… A deal has been made, and they’ll be back to work very soon.”

We can only hope that it happens soon. We may yet see new episodes of our favorite TV shows before the summer. But who knows?

–Fitz
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