Writer's Strike Is Over | Entertainment | BET.com

Writer's Strike Is Over | Entertainment | BET.com

Published February 13, 2008

Posted Feb. 13, 2008 -- Finally, the ongoing writer's strike is going on no more. Members of the Writers' Guild of America, who stood on the picket lines for 100 days, voted overwhelmingly – 92.5 percent in favor, to be exact – to accept a deal with producers.

Hollywood scribes are expected to get back to work today.

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The agreement – which still needs to be formally ratified – removes the boycott threat that had been looming over the Feb. 24 Oscars. While WGA leaders have admitted that the terms they arrived at are not all ideal, they have also remained positive about what was gained—jurisdiction over new-media content, doubled residuals from downloads, a cut of the revenue from ad-supported content streamed online—and the importance of the stand their union took against the biggest suits in Hollywood.

"I am ecstatic that the 80th Academy Awards presentation can now proceed full steam ahead," Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the ceremony, said in a statement.

It's good news for fans of CW's "The Game," which will release eight or nine more episodes this season. "Girlfriends" is reportedly being cancelled. "Everybody Hates Chris" wrapped up all of its episodes before the strike.

Written by BET-Staff


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