I wanted to post a quick note that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) voted to end the strike today (February 12, 2008). I’ll have more coverage in the morning. Until then, I want to commend both sides for coming together and getting a deal worked out.
Morning Update: So everyone seems to be happy, with many saying Bob Iger of Disney and Peter Chernin of Fox were instrumental in getting the deal made, along with the heads of the WGA. Looks like everyone’s happy and back to work.
Now, what about the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) contract, which is up in late June 2008? I don’t think we need to worry–since the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and now the WGA have good, solid contracts in place, I think SAG will come together with the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) and get a deal together.
Besides, after this 3+ month strike, I think everyone just wants to get back to work. Plus, I believe a public backlash would be crippling to the actors. According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, actors want to get to work on a deal now.
Let’s see some new, non-reality TV shows and some quality movies!