WRITERS GUILD STRIKE – USA
Key victories include a 5% increase in minimum wages, improved residuals for streaming, and protections against AI exploitation.
Writing Rooms Standards – A minimum of three writers for shows up to six episodes and up to six writers for series of 13 episodes or more – standards crucial for maintaining the integrity of storytelling.
Screenwriters’ work is now safeguarded against generative AI tools, preventing AI-generated material from undermining a writer’s credit or rights.
A bonus system based on viewership data was established, marking a vital step towards fair compensation – a significant stride in understanding and sharing in the success of a show’s performance.