Rejoice! The WGA strike is over!
Leslie Moonves, CBS Corporation prexy and CEO, said that despite the ill-will early on in the strike, the sides were able to come together under media blackout and work things out. "Once [WGA leaders] got to know some of us they realized where we were coming from. Nobody handed us these jobs," Moonves commented.
Also helpful in ending the strike was the tentative agreement reached on January 17th with the DGA. According to Variety, "The WGA was able to use that pact as a template in reaching the outlines of its deal two weeks later." Moreover, the deal between the WGA and the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) should set the tone for negotiations with SAG-AFTRA when their contract is up on June 30th.