The Writers Guild of America, both West and East chapters, are encouraging its members to ratify a tentative three-year agreement. According to NPR.org, “The proposal offers writers a share of digital media revenue, including compensation for television shows and movies delivered over the Internet.”
”When they get paid, we get paid,” Patric Verrone, president of WGA’s west chapter, said at the press conference in Los Angeles yesterday. ”Our stated goal was always to get a share of the future and we have that in this agreement.” [source]
WGA leaders are asking members to sign the agreement over the next 10 to 12 days, however, in the meantime, a vote will take place over the next 48 hours to decide whether or not the writers will return to work. If the vote passes, writers could return to work by Wednesday, Feb. 13th. The strike has lasted for over three months and has halted production on many movies and television shows and put 50,000 entertainment industry employees out of work.