(Los Angeles) The guild that represents American film and TV screenwriters, who have been on strike for more than three months, says negotiations will resume Friday with major studios and streaming services.
In a message to its members on Thursday, the Writers Guild of America says it expects studios to respond to their proposals.
The two sides met last week to discuss a possible resumption of negotiations, but no date for negotiations had been set.
The union says it is ready to reach a fair deal, with the support of its members and other allied unions.
The writers have now been on strike for 101 days, surpassing the 2007-2008 work stoppage that crippled many Hollywood productions. This time, the authors were joined on the picket lines by the actors, who also walked out to obtain better compensation and protections on the use of artificial intelligence in the industry.
This is the first time since 1960 that the two unions have gone on strike at the same time.
Those strikes have postponed many film and television productions, forced late-night talk shows to rerun shows, and even pushed back the Emmy Awards, which were scheduled to take place Sept. 18, to January.