WGA And Studios Set Sunday Meeting With Deal Not Finalized Yet

September 24, 2023

EXCLUSIVE, UPDATED with joint statement: The roller coaster ride of the Writers Guild and the Hollywood studios trying to seal a deal to end the writers’ nearly 5-month-long strike isn’t over yet. After a day many thought would see an agreement between the WGA and the AMPTP finalized, it looks like things are on pause — at least until Sunday morning. With claims of a “best and final offer” from the studios and streamers on the table and lawyers from both sides still poring over the fine print, the WGA strike is going to go at least one more day. The WGA negotiating committee, many of whom were in attendance over the past four days, is led by Ellen Stutzman, David Goodman and Chris Keyser. Thousands of members of the WGA has been on strike since May 2 (today is the 145th day) seeking a new three-year film and TV contract.