Screenwriters’ union leaders and Hollywood studios would be ending the strike as they have reached an agreement after nearly five months of low television filming.
Actors remain on strike, but since the writers have agreed, it could mean another settlement is on the way.
The Writers Guild of America announced the deal Sunday in a joint statement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that represents studios, streaming services, and production companies in negotiations.
The agreement must be authorized by the guild’s board and members before the strike officially ends.
“WGA has reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP,” the guild said in an email to members. “This was made possible by the enduring solidarity of WGA members and extraordinary support of our union siblings who joined us on the picket lines for over 146 days.”
The terms of the three-year contract agreement — settled on after five marathon days of renewed talks by WGA and AMPTP negotiators that were joined at times by studio executives — were not immediately announced.
The agreement comes just five days before the strike would’ve become the longest in the guild’s history and the longest Hollywood strike in more than 70 years.