Hollywood Writers Ratify New Contract With Studios

From a New York Times story by John Koblin headlined “Hollywood Writers Ratify New Contract With Studios”:

Hollywood film and TV writers voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract with the major entertainment studios, the Writers Guild of America said, formally bringing to a close a bitter five-month labor dispute.

During the one-week voting period, more than 8,500 writers submitted ballots, and the contract was ratified with 99 percent of the vote, according to the Writers Guild, which represents more than 11,000 screenwriters.

“Together we were able to accomplish what many said was impossible only six months ago,” said Meredith Stiehm, the president of the Writers Guild’s western branch.