Writers on both coasts officially ratified the WGA’s new pact with the major studios. The agreement, accepted by the WGA’s ruling board over two weeks ago on February 10, provides writers with concessions on issues that fueled their strike. These concessions include provisions governing writing for “new media” and a compensation structure for content re-used in new media. The three year deal runs through 2011. The writers ratified this new deal with over 90% in favor of the new agreement.
With the writers’ new deal, the focus now shifts to the Screen Actors Guild, whose contract with the studios is set to expire on June 30. Talks between the actors and the studios are set to begin shortly.