The writer’s strike is officially over! No more. Members of the Writers Guild voted 92.5% for the new deal. 3,492 voted yes and 283 voted no. The strike started on November 5th and has ended today. The WGA President said:
“The strike is over. Our membership has voted, and writers can go back to work. This was not a strike we wanted, but one we had to conduct in order to win jurisdiction and establish appropriate residuals for writing in new media and on the Internet. Those advances now give us a foothold in the digital age. Rather than being shut out of the future of content creation and delivery, writers will lead the way as TV migrates to the Internet and platforms for new media are developed.”
He went on to say that writing can resume immediately. HOORAY! Everyone back to work. Go write new shit. Well, let’s get drunk first. I was going to do that anyway, but now I have a reason. I’ll drink to that.