Writers' Strike Over? Not Quite Yet


Posted February 8, 2008 - By Yodapollo

"The strike is over! The strike is over!"

That seems to be the general sentiment being reported through the media this week. People have even been saying that the deal will be done by today. Ex-Disney Chief Michael Eisner even chimed in, saying "It's over. They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It's going on Saturday to the writers in general...it's impossible (the WGA) will turn it down. A deal has been made. They'll be back to work very soon. I know it's over."

Well, not so fast...

It seems that there is no actual contract put down on paper yet. The terms of the "interim agreement" the two sides have come to are just ideas at this point. Ideas that will be presented to the Writers Guild as a whole this Saturday in both East and West coast meetings. According to deadlinehollywooddaily.com, these meetings are expected to be very long and very passionate as anyone who has something to say is going to be allowed to speak their peace (or voice their concern).

Should the deal be approved by the Guild on Saturday, then the members of the Negotiating Committee and Guild leadership will meet to actually form language for the said contract.

This means that there definitely is a chance that the strike could be over by Monday, but it's still a ways from being a done deal.

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Writers' Strike Over? Not Quite Yet


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