Writers Guild Of America

Tom Hanks warns of ‘AI version of me’ promoting dental plan: ‘Beware!!’

“There’s a video out there promoting some dental plan with an AI version of me,” Hanks’ message reads. “I have nothing to do with it.”

Newsom Vetoes Bill Giving Unemployment Benefits to Workers on Strike

Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill giving unemployment benefits to striking workers, which was backed by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA. “Now is not the […]

Bill Maher Offers Mild Praise for WGA in ‘Real Time’ Post-Strike Return: Thanks Union for ‘Expediting the Paperwork’ to Get Shows Back on Air

Bill Maher returned to the airwaves with HBO’s “Real Time” for the first time since the strike with only mild praise for the Writers Guild of America for […]

WGA East Leaders Break Down Guild’s ‘Risky and Unusual’ Effort to Honor SAG-AFTRA Picket Lines: ‘We Have to Keep Supporting Each Other’

The strike is over, but the fight is not yet won. On Wednesday, as the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike formally ended after 148 days, Variety spoke […]

New WGA Contract Explained: AI Is Not a Writer, Solo Scribe Shows Don’t Need Minimum Staff and More

The WGA emerges from the long slog of a strike and difficult contract talks with a deal that is far richer and more comprehensive than most industry observers […]

The Writers Strike Is Over: WGA Votes to Lift Strike Order After 148 Days

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike is officially over. On the 148th day of the work stoppage, the board of the WGA West and council of the […]

Media Stocks Get Initial Boost as Hollywood Celebrates Tentative Deal to End Writers Strike

Shares of major media companies fluctuated on news that studios and streamers have reached a tentative agreement with the writers’ union on a new contract, potentially ending a […]

U.K. Writers Guild Celebrates ‘Extraordinary Show of Solidarity’ as WGA Reaches Tentative Deal to End Strike

The Writers Guild of Great Britain has issued a statement congratulating the WGA after a tentative agreement was reached with the AMPTP on Sunday night. In a post […]

Striking writers reach tentative deal with film and TV studios

Union officials called the new contract “exceptional” that would have “meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

WGA-AMPTP Negotiations Still Going Amid Signs of Momentum

Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Hollywood studios continued into Friday night as questions swirled around town regarding whether a deal had been reached […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Keeping Plans to Premiere Next Week Despite Blowback From WGA

Amid calls from the Writers Guild of America to push back its premiere during the ongoing writers strike, ABC and Disney+ are staying on track with plans to […]

‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Pushes Back Return Amid Writers Strike

“The Jennifer Hudson Show” has pushed back its previously-planned premiere date and paused production amid backlash during the writers strike, Variety has learned. Jennifer Hudson’s talk show was […]