Hollywood writers strike deal possibly in the works – and could be finalized today

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Production has stalled on several major TV shows as writers face an 'existential crisis,' the Writer's Guild of America says.

a small group of writers typically work with the showrunner to break down the season's plot points and work on scripts, which are finished without them.

There’s a lot at stake for Mercedes, who spoke with TODAY.com just before heading out to join the picket line at the headquarters of Paramount. “It’s objectively a terrible time to have just broken in and started a family,” she wrote in a recent. “But I will be wearing that baby on the picket line so that I have a shred of hope to stay in this business while raising him.”

Valentina Garza, a producer and writer who has worked on shows including “Wednesday,” “Only Murders in the Building” and “Jane the Virgin,” shared one stark example on Twitter of how low residual payments can be on streaming services.

 

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