June 17, 2024

Lawmakers keep a close eye on writers strike with no end in sight

Lawmakers are keeping a close eye on a writers strike in the entertainment industry that is showing no signs of reaching a resolution over the summer.

The standoff between writers in the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and studio chiefs represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) started in May, and it hinges on profit sharing in the form of residual rates and writers getting paid for their time as opposed to simply for their product.