Writers Reach Deal with Independents

From CNN:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Striking writers have reached interim contract agreements with four New York-based independent filmmakers, ending their 12-week walkout, the two sides said Sunday in a joint announcement.

The settlement appeared to be another step toward ending the national work stoppage by the Writers Guild of America that has brought film and television production on both coasts to a virtual standstill.

The announcement did not offer details of the agreements but said they were "similar" to agreements reached earlier between the Writers Guild of America and 13 other film and TV production companies.

The latest agreements with the Writers Guild's east and west units enables the four independent film producers, GreeneStreet Films, This is that corporation, and Killer Films to "resume business immediately," the statement said.

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