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Writers Strike Update: The STRIKE is OVER

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Writers vote Tuesday evening to end the 3-month long writers strike


Writers Strike PosterThis Just In, Tuesday, February 12, 2008

After meeting on Saturday, February 9 in both New York and Los Angeles, the members of the Writer's Guild agreed in principal to accept the terms as outlined in the deal presented.  Show runners were called back to work on Monday, February 11 to undertake non-writing duties in preparation for the writers to return to work on Wednesday, February 13 pending the approval of the contract on Tuesday night. 

At 10:59 ET (6:59 PM PT) Tuesday, Feb 12, word went out that the writers have voted to END the STRIKE.

Guild officials noted that 3,775 writers turned out in Los Angeles and New York to cast ballots or fax in proxies, with 92.5% voting in favor of ending the work stoppage.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, WGA leaders say they were fighting for a piece of the future, reflecting the widespread belief that Internet-delivered entertainment fare would inevitably claim an increasing and perhaps even dominant market share.  Be that as it may, the walkout stopped work on dozens of TV shows, disrupted movie production, turned the usually star-studded Golden Globes show into a mere news conference and threatened the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. 

WGAW and WGAE members will next vote to ratify the tentative three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The membership ratification vote will be conducted by mail and also at membership meetings on Feb. 25, but meanwhile, primetime will be back in production, the pilot season will be somewhat salvaged and daytime writers can get back to what they do best -- starting Wednesday, Februar 13.  

Soapdom congratulates the Writers on going back to work. 

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