The screenwriters can thus resume work starting at midnight on Wednesday local Los Angeles time.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) union announced on Tuesday that the strike had ended after board members approved an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

No details of the agreement

There is no details yet of details of the agreement but the union calls it "exceptional".

Members are yet to approve the agreement in votes on October 2 and 9, but once the strike has been declared ended, the screenwriters can return to work during that process, the WGA said in an email to members.

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WGA members — about 11,500 screenwriters — went on strike on May 2, demanding better conditions, more money from streaming and restricting the use of AI in the scriptwriting process.

Since July 14, the actors' union Sag-Aftra, with over 160,000 members, has also gone on strike. They have not yet reached an agreement and there are no negotiations planned, so their strike is therefore expected to continue.

Without actors and screenwriters, Hollywood has basically stood still since last spring. No contractual productions have continued and film stars have not been allowed to market their new films – with postponed premieres as a consequence.

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What has happened in Hollywood? SVT explains – in 60 seconds. Photo: TT