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The Daily
Sep 27, 2023
Did Hollywood Writers Get Their Happy Ending?
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After 148 days on strike, writers of movies and television are returning to work on Wednesday

 with an agreement in hand that amounts to a major win for organized labor in Hollywood.

John Koblin, a media reporter for The Times, explains why the studios acquiesced to writers’ demands and what the deal means for the future of American entertainment.

Guest: John Koblin, a media reporter for The New York Times.

Background reading: 

  • After Hollywood’s bitter monthslong labor dispute, the Writers Guild of America got most of what it wanted.
  • Now the focus turns to actors: The studios and the actors’ union haven’t spoken for more than two months, and a deal is needed before the entertainment industry can fully return.

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